Hold to the Now

Explore a fresh lens on time, history and shared humanity through the words of Ulysses, featuring 39 performers across five continents.

Join us in celebrating 100 years of James Joyce’s Ulysses

Welcome to Bloomsday 2022!

Every year on 16 June, we celebrate James Joyce’s epic tale of Ulysses, Leopold Bloom’s day and night of wandering through Dublin. While the story captures the heart of Dublin on a summer’s day in 1904, it inspires people worldwide to participate in readings, musical and theatre performances, and much more. This year, the celebrations are more special than ever, as we mark the centenary of one of the world’s most famous books.

Explore a fresh lens on time, history and shared humanity through the words of Ulysses in our new short film Hold to the Now, featuring actors, artists and writers in 37 locations across five continents.

Learn more about the global reach of Bloomsday through events in Irish Embassies and Consulates, and our Global Book Giveaway of 3,500 copies of Joyce’s work in over 20 countries.

Bloomsday Around The World

Over 30 Irish Embassies and Consulates are hosting and supporting Bloomsday initiatives across the world.

Bloomsday Around the World Highlights from our embassies and consulates

Bloomsday Events

Find out more about our activities and partners as part of our 2022 programme:
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Global Bloomsday Giveaway

This Bloomsday, over 20 Irish Embassies and Consulates will give away 3,500 copies of Joyce’s work in 12 languages across four continents.

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Ulysses on display


The Ulysses100 digital platform is a hub for information on events worldwide marking the centenary of the book’s publication.

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Bloomsday Festival 2022

‘If I can get to the heart of Dublin, I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world.’

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