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Irish center marks ‘Bloomsday’

Posted 6/12/22

All are welcome to celebrate James Joyce’s legacy with “Bloomsday” on Friday, June 17, at the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley, 623 Columbia St, Utica.

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Irish center marks ‘Bloomsday’

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UTICA — All are welcome to celebrate James Joyce’s legacy with “Bloomsday” on Friday, June 17, at the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley, 623 Columbia St, Utica.

In James Joyce’s monumental classic “Ulysses,” June 16 is the date that the book’s protagonist, Leopold Bloom, undertakes his one-day sojourn through the streets of Dublin. Since the first two-man Bloomsday celebration in 1954, that date (or as near as practicable) continues to be celebrated in countries as far-ranging as Hungary, Italy, Australia and the Czech Republic, with a range of cultural activities including readings and dramatizations of scenes from the novel.

The event, which runs from 7-8:30 p.m., will consist of a presentation of the Dublin sites visited by Bloom, each accompanied by dramatic readings by accomplished local actors and scholars, interspersed with traditional Irish music performed by the Craobh Dugan-O’Looney chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. Theme-appropriate refreshments will also be available.

There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited and people interested in attending are asked to register at Eventbrite https://bit.ly/3O50DVg.

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