Bloomsday at the National Library

Bloomsday at the National Library

Sunday, 16 June
Noon - 6.00 pm

Visit the NLI to celebrate James Joyce's European connections, in the library where he studied, wrote and set part of Ulysses. Join us in the NLI seminar room at 2.00pm for a talk by Dr Gerard Dineen entitled "Our Continental Writer: James Joyce and the literature of Europe."

Between 3.30 and 6pm, visit our beautiful Reading Room where part of Ulysses is set. Enjoy performances of Joycean music performed in our Front Hall throughout the day, visit our pop up shop,  enjoy readings from Ulysses at 3, 4 and 5pm, and learn a little more about Joyce's European Odysssey to complete one of the world's great novels.

Free. All welcome. No booking required.


About Dr Gerard Dineen

Dr Gerard Dineen began his postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, from where he graduated with an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. His doctoral thesis, which he wrote under the supervision of Prof. Terence Brown, was on the early fiction of George A. Birmingham (the Rev. Canon James Owen Hannay). He is also a qualified second-level teacher and he is an Associate of the Victoria College of Music, London.

He has taught many courses on Anglo-Irish literature at the National Library of Ireland.
He has also taught at Trinity College Dublin; University College Dublin; Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design


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