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Bloomsday in Sligo

As part of the Yeats Day Festival, which coincides with the Bloomsday Festival on the 12-16th of June, the Yeats Society Sligo are holding a special event on Bloomdsay, Sunday, June 16th at 1pm entitled Bloomsday – Gorgonzola and Wine.

This event will feature readings from Ulysses performed by Paul Murray, great grand nephew of James Joyce’s mother May Murray. Paul Murray is an acclaimed writer who has made many contributions to Joycean literature and drama.

For more information about the Yeats Day Festival, please visit The full programme is below.

The event is free. No booking required.

All events will take place at the Yeats Building, Sligo

12 June, 7pm

Author Jan Carson delivers the 2024 Niland Lecture “Becoming Various – Untangling the Knots of Northern Identity”.

13 June

at 1pm

O’Hehir’s Yeats Birthday cake and poetry readings with Eily Kilgannon students.

at 5pm

Sligo in Yeats: Launch of Dr Joe Hassett’s new book and exhibition.

14 June, 4pm

Poetry Afternoon Tea.

15 June, 11am

Irish Cures – a talk by author Cecily Gilligan.

16 June, 1pm

Bloomsday – Gorgonzola and Wine  Readings from Ulysses- with Paul Murray, great grand nephew of May Murray, James Joyce’s mother.

  • 16 June, 2024
1:00 pm3:00 pm

  • Yeats Society Sligo, O’Connell Street, Knappagh Beg, Sligo, Ireland

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