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Bloomsday Goes Digital

This year the events to commemorate James Joyce’s Ulysses on 16 June are going digital. Highlights of this year’s festival include ‘My Little Ireland’ by Ciclopatas Theater, Brazil; All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go: Bloomsday Portraits; Walking Into Eternity: Balloonatics; and ‘Blooms and Barnacles’ podcasts. Full details of all the Bloomsday events and how you can participate can be found at bloomsdayfestival.com.

RTÉ will be broadcasting its epic 30-hour production of Ulysses on its DAB and online worldwide channel RTÉ Radio 1 Extra to celebrate Bloomsday. The full dramatized production – originally broadcast in 1982 to celebrate the centenary of Joyce, and totalling 29 hours and 45 minutes in duration – will begin at the same time as both Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom’s journey through Dublin begins in the book: 8 am on the 16th of June.

On the evening of 16 June at 7.00pm, RTÉ 1 will broadcast Making a Museum: the story of MoLI, a documentary charting the construction and opening of Dublin’s Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), which is home to many literary treasures including the very first copy of Joyce’s Ulysses.