BloomsdayBloomsday is an annual worldwide celebration of James Joyce’s epic novel Ulysses. Named for Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses, Bloomsday is observed on the day the book takes place—June 16. It’s a celebration of Irish culture, it’s a literary event, and it’s a grand party.

Portland is among cities in over 40 countries that mount special events to honor this important work of literature. Bloomsday Portland features an array of fun, fascinating – and free – festivities during the week leading up to June 16, including theater, film, music, and readings from the book at various locations around the city.

 Bloomsday Portland is produced by AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble) in partnership with the Maine Irish Heritage Center, the Portland Public Library, and Bull Feeney’s Pub, with participation from local bookstores, pubs, and other organizations.

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