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Thu, Jun 15


The Craic House, Irish Pub

Bloomsday Celebration - Save the date

This year Bloomsday will be celebrated by the Irish Association of Korea, at The Craic House Irish bar in Itaewon. “If Ulysses isn’t fit to read, then life isn’t fit to live.” James Joyce, 1922

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Bloomsday Celebration - Save the date
Bloomsday Celebration - Save the date

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

The Craic House, Irish Pub, 4th Floor, 72-32 이태원동 용산구 서울특별시 South Korea

About the event

Banned on both sides of the Atlantic for over a decade from its 1922 publication, Joyce’s Ulysses has gone from being a notorious novel that Joyce’s own aunt – and many others – deemed “not fit to read,” to an Irish classic celebrated around the world every Bloomsday.

This June, The Craic House takes a nighttown stroll through some of the most notorious and glorious passages of Joyce’s “dear dirty Dublin.” It promises to be an evening of Joyce for the bar room, not the classroom, so we’ll have ceol, a competition, and a quiz too.

Oh my God, the horror of it” was how an early publisher of Ulysses summed up some readers’ reactions to the novel. So, be advised that the language and content of these literary texts may not be to everyone’s taste. Also, please, no video recording of the readers on the night.

The event will be hosted by IAK members Prof. Peter McCauley, and Prof. Patrice Reidy. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

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