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Bloomsday in Chicago: Rattlin’ of the Joists

Bloomsday Celebration at the Irish American Heritage Center.

Join us for the 23rd annual Chicago Bloomsday event, celebrating the publication of Joyce’s Ulysses with readings and songs, on Sunday, June 16th at 3pm.

Bloomsday is observed throughout the world on June 16th as a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, during which the events in his novel are relived. The date was chosen by Joyce as it was the date of his first outing with the great love of his life, Nora Barnacle. Fraught with controversy, most countries denounced Ulysses as amoral and blasphemous – and what could be wrong with that?

Rattlin’ of the Joists’, directed by Josephine Craven, has honored Bloomsday at the IAHC for over two decades. Be a part of the tradition!

The event is not onlyl a fitting tribute to Joyce but to the late great Frank Gleeson, the man who brought Bloomsday to the IAHC. We honor his legacy and carry his spirit forward in every note played and every word spoken during this special event.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. IAHC members and a guest are FREE! Bring your membership card to the performance.

  • 16 June, 2024
3:00 pm5:00 pm

  • Irish American Heritage Center, North Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
From $10

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