Bloomsday Book Launch!



On Thursday June 16th , don’t be surprised to see the remnants of Edwardian Dublin swaggering around in straw hats and ruffles. It’s Bloomsday, don’t you know! The day to celebrate Ireland’s favourite round-spectacled Nobel Prize winner and his marvellous opus, Ulysses!

And the best thing you can do this Bloomsday is to stop off at the National Library on Kildare Street for the launch of The Ulysses Trial: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law, Joseph M. Hassett’s account of the clash between Ulysses and the law of obscenity in the United States.

The launch will take place in the National Library of Ireland from 6.30 to 8.30 on June 16th, with guest speaker Roy Foster. So why not take a break from wandering around Dublin in the footsteps of Bloom, and instead join us at the launch of Lilliput’s latest addition to the Joyce collection?

And if you’re looking for other Bloomsday fun, drop into the Joyce Centre in the afternoon to see their fantastic Ulysses exhibition! We also highly recommend heading over to Meeting House Square for the annual afternoon of songs, readings and performances from Ulysses, featuring noted Irish actors, politicians and musicians. It’s totally free and not to be missed!