News16 June 2021
Bloomsday celebrations of James Joyce and his most famous work returned this year with a number of in-person and virtual events from our friends and partners.
On Monday, 14 June, The University at Buffalo unveiled a vibrant, 36-foot-tall mural of James Joyce in downtown Buffalo as part of its broader initiative to raise funds and awareness of the UB James Joyce Collection, the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Joycean manuscripts and materials. The unveiling was attended by Consul General Ciarán Madden, New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, and State Sen. Tim Kennedy.
To mark 99 years since the publication of Joyce’s most famous work, the Consulate partnered The Center for Fiction in Brooklyn and Talking Leaves Books in Buffalo, NY to distribute 99 free copies of Ulysses as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ global Bloomsday Giveaway. Each location will also offer a 15% discount on select Irish literature through the month of June.
In Philadelphia, Ambassador Daniel Mulhall joined The Rosenbach - home to another world-renowned collection of Joycean material - for their outdoor Bloomsday celebration and launch of 'I Said Yes: A Celebration of Bloomsday at the Rosenbach' (featured below).
The Consulate also shared out a special GreenLight culture update on the many Bloomsday celebrations taking place in New York and across the country. Read the full letter here.