Bloomsday

  • Bloomsday,  Events

    Thank you – Bloomsday 2022

    Thank you to all the Bloomsday attendees who joined us June 16 at Summit Manor in beautiful St. Paul. It was our best and biggest to date with a splendid cast of characters. Special congratulations to Brian Molloy, winner of second annual Bloomsday Literary award. Also, grateful to our keynote speaker and Joycean scholar, David Gardiner, who joined us from the University of St. Thomas Irish Studies program and provided background on Ulysses. Mark your calendars for next year. Special “Thank You” to David & Amber McLaughlin at Summit Manor, David Gardiner, Irish Fair Minnesota, Tom Dunn Photography, Brian Malloy, our “Ulysses” readers, Kevin and Sarah Geraghty, Dennis Stanton, Tom…

  • Bloomsday,  Events

    IN MN’s Bloomsday Festival

    Join Irish Network Minnesota on Thursday, June 16th from 5 to 8 PM for our 5th Annual Bloomsday Festival at Summut Manor, 275 Summit Ave., St Paul, MN. $20 at the door includes: Appetizers, beer, wine, music by Katie McMahon, céilí dance, dramatic readings, best period dress contest, and presentation of our annual IN MN Bloomsday Literary Award. Link below for video from the 1st Bloomsday in 1954. https://youtu.be/A0gNNWHmj9Q Flann O’Brien, Patrick Kavanagh and friends set off on the historic first Bloomsday.

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    Bloomsday Planning for 2022

    1/28/22 Board Members met last evening to begin planning for our 2022 – Bloomsday Festival! Join Irish Network MN on Thursday, June 16, 2022 for our 5th annual Bloomsday Festival. We will again be celebrating at the beautiful Summit Manor from 5 – 8 PM. Come for an exciting evening filled with drama, costumes, music, dancing, conversations, food, drinks and fun! More information to follow! Sláinte!

  • Bloomsday,  News

    “Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey”

    1/10/2022 This year 2022, marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”. IN MN would like to congratulate Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall on his new book, “Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey” published Jan 14, 2022. Ambassador Mulhall’s book can be ordered from @NewIslandBooks through this link. From the website https://www.newisland.ie/nonfiction/ulysses-readers-odyssey: Marking the centenary of Ireland’s – and possibly the world’s – most famous novel, this joyful introductory guide opens up Ulysses to a whole new readership, offering insight into the literary, historical and cultural elements at play in James Joyce’s masterwork. Both eloquent and erudite, this book is an initiation into the wonders of Joyce’s writing and of the…