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MoLI Bloomsday

MoLI Bloomsday

Thursday, 16 June 2022
Celebrating 100 years of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

All day youd never know, 10.30am–4pm
First Annual Dedalus Lecture: Paul Muldoon, 5pm
Bloomsday Garden Party, 7pm–10pm

All day youd never know, 10.30am–4pm

Spend the day at MoLI, with readings, screenings, discussion and music across the museum – and don’t forget to see our new exhibition about the Joyce family, or to spend time with Copy No. 1 of Ulysses and James Joyce’s notebooks.

10.30am Улісс/Ulysses
MoLI’s Front Steps
Begin the day with a short reading from Ulysses in Ukranian and English

11.30 Ulysses on Film
Old Physics Theatre
A selection of brand new short films inspired by Ulysses.

12.00 Echoes of Ulysses
Aula Maxima
A performance by saxophonist Nick Roth.

12.30 Launch of the Cambridge Centenary Ulysses
Old Physics Theatre
Celebrating a new edition equipped with maps, photographs, and explanatory footnotes.

13.30 William Keohane
Aula Maxima
New poetry by William Keohane juxtaposed with poems by James Joyce.

14.00 Joyce’s Guitar
Old Physics Theatre
Hear James Joyce’s own guitar in Fran O’Rourke and John Feeley’s performance.

15.00 Remarkable Women: The Tale Behind Ulysses
Old Physics Theatre
A new documentary about six women who supported James Joyce for decades.

16.00 Lauren Foley
The Common Room
Stories that are fearless in their depiction of women’s bodies and sexuality.

First Annual Dedalus Lecture: Paul Muldoon, 5pm

Riverrun of Language

“Spinoza’s Shillelagh: Some Thorny Issues in Ulysses

In the first Annual Dedalus Lecture, Paul Muldoon clears a path through the complex thicket of imagery associated with plums, sloes, blackthorns, kidneys, cudgels, Erinautics, erotics, exotics, exile, and homecomings.

Paul Muldoon is an Irish poet and professor of poetry, as well as an editor, critic, playwright, lyricist and translator. Roger Rosenblatt, writing in The New York Times Book Review, described Paul Muldoon as ‘one of the great poets of the past hundred years, who can be everything in his poems – word-playful, lyrical, hilarious, melancholy. And angry. Only Yeats before him could write with such measured fury’.

MoLI Bloomsday Garden Party, 7pm to 10pm

Music from Celaviedamai | Hazey Haze | DJ Discomedusa

Tickets €25, exclusive to MoLI Members. All drinks included.

Save €10 when you purchase MoLI membership and your garden party ticket together.


Round off your Bloomsday celebrations at the MoLI Bloomsday Garden Party held across the museum’s beautiful exhibitions and gardens on St Stephen’s Green. Celebrate 100 years of Joyce’s novel with a glass in hand, and live music from Ireland’s most exciting contemporary musicians. A guaranteed highlight of the summer!

Strictly limited to 300 tickets and up to four tickets per MoLI member. 

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