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MoLI hosts a programme of events across the museum, including performances, readings, talks and workshops. Join our newsletter below to hear about upcoming events, or become a member to benefit from advance booking.

Upcoming events at MoLI

Ulysses 2.2

2 February 2022 - 31 December 2022 | 00.00 | Various venues

To mark a century of Ulysses, three of Ireland’s most innovative arts organisations and practitioners – ANU, Landmark Productions and MoLI – have joined together to present Ulysses 2.2, a year-long, nationwide odyssey of creative responses to the 18 episodes that chronicle an ordinary day in the life of Leopold Bloom.


Previous events at MoLI

August First Fridays

5 August 2022 | 18.00 | MoLI

Join us on Friday, 5 August, from 6pm for First Fridays! This month we have some very exciting pop-up events, including an interview with Conner Habib, who will be in conversation with Sarah Maria Griffin about his debut novel Hawk Mountain and a reading by writer Suad Aldarra who will be reading from her remarkable new memoir, I Don't Want to Talk About Home. It is also a great chance to catch our new exhibitions, Into the Island, which focuses on Peig Sayers and the Blasket storytelling tradition, and Lost in a Ceo, the accompanying video installation by Gary Coyle. The Commons Café will also be open late.

Please note all events are limited capacity and first come, first served. Your ticket does not guarantee entry to the events, just to the exhibitions.

Mythmakers at MoLI Summer Story Camp

5 July 2022 - 7 July 2022 | 10.00 | Learning Room, MoLI

Daily 10am – 1pm

Are you aged 9 - 12 and have a brain that's PACKED with ideas? Want to learn how to turn them into a story that will make your readers laugh, cry and possibly vomit? Join award-winning author Dave Rudden at his brand-new writing camp - Mythmakers at MoLI. Learn all the rules of writing but also when you should be breaking them and doing your own thing! Meet special guests - game writers, screen writers, horror writers - and hear their top tips for getting started in your own writing career. And, most importantly, spend three days writing your heart out and learning how to share that work with the world.

Dave Rudden is the author of the Knights of the Borrowed Dark series, two Doctor Who anthologies, and serves as DCU's 2022 Writer-in-Residence.

July First Fridays

1 July 2022 | 18.00 | MoLI

Join us on Friday, 1 July, from 6pm for First Fridays! We have lots going on this month, including a screening of the latest Past/Present/Pride which features poet and writer Seán Hewitt in conversation with Dr. Paul D'Alton, a live recording of the National Folklore Collection’s Bluiríní Béaloidis podcast, and a reading by Emilie Pine! This is also the last chance to catch our exhibitions on the Joyce family and on writer Pat Ingoldsby. The Commons Café will also be open late.

Please note all events are limited capacity and first come, first served. Your ticket does not guarantee entry to the events, just to the exhibitions.

Launch of Waking Light

21 June 2022 | 18.30 | Aula Maxima, MoLI

This event is now sold out.

Presented by MoLI in partnership with Skein Press.

Through poetry, imagery and lyric prose, writers Kerri ní Dochartaigh and Mícheál McCann in collaboration with photographer Michelle Moloney and artist and bookmaker Éilis Murphy from Folded Leaf explore the seeds of beginnings and endings, and the search for places where we find ourselves and each other. Filled with hope and elegy, these evocative reflections offer a measure of grace, solace and renewal. This event to launch Waking Light will feature discussion and readings from the collection.

MoLI Bloomsday

16 June 2022 | 10.30 | MoLI

Celebrating 100 Years of James Joyce's Ulysses.

All day youd never know, 11.00am–4pm
First Annual Dedalus Lecture: Paul Muldoon, 5pm
Bloomsday Garden Party, 7pm–10pm

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