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Bloomday at the National Library of Ireland

“Urbane, to comfort them, the quaker librarian purred:
—And we have, have we not, those priceless pages of Wilhelm Meister. A great poet on a great brother poet. A hesitating soul taking arms against a sea of troubles, torn by conflicting doubts, as one sees in real life.”

So begins ‘Scylla and Charybdis,’ the ninth episode of Ulysses that takes place in Main Reading Room of the National Library of Ireland from approximately 2 to 3pm. Celebrate Bloomsday at the National Library of Ireland with a visit to the iconic Main Reading Room. Bloomsday celebrates the 16th of June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s world famous novel Ulysses, and is named after the book’s central character Leopold Bloom. The National Library of Ireland celebrates our connection to Ulysses and James Joyce every year.

The Main Reading Room will be open to the public between 1pm and 4pm. No advance booking is required. For more information, click this link.

  • 16 June, 2024
1:00 pm4:00 pm


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