FESTIVAL Bloomsday Montréal – June 10-16, 2017

Walking tours, films, music, talks and conversations that unpack the ever-popular novels of James Joyce and explore the rich, storied culture of the Irish in Montréal.

“Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but…those that were fought and won behind your forehead.”

James Joyce

“I don’t know why they attack me. Nobody in any of my books is worth more than a thousand pounds.”

James Joyce

“Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honoured by posterity because he was the last to discover America.”

James Joyce

“…he said I was a flower of the mountain yes so we are flowers all a womans body yes that was one true thing he said in his life…”

Molly Bloom

“Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honoured by posterity because he was the last to discover America.”

James Joyce

Sneak Preview…2017 Performers, Storytellers, Authors & Scholars

Reading and storytelling performances, panels, walking tours, meet-the-authors and, new this year, events at the 2017 Blue Metropolis Festival. We are lining up the program now — complete details coming soon. Registration opens May 1.

Take an early-bird look at the 2017 program.

Festival Bloomsday Montréal Newsletter
Ciné Gael

Ciné Gael's 25th

by Miriam Mokrusa

Ciné Gael turns 25 this year! We’ve decided to celebrate their silver anniversary with an interview with the organization’s program director, Timothy Hine, to find out more about what’s in store for this year’s festival.

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Driving on Sacred Ground

You Are Driving on Sacred Ground

by Judith Schurman

Most people driving into Montreal have no idea that the road exiting off the Victoria Bridge runs over the burial place for 6,000 Irish immigrants. Even most Montrealers are unaware of the significance of the large black stone sitting in the median at that same exit.

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Gerardine Meaney of University College Dublin

Wondering, Wandering

by Kevin Wright

‘Serendipity’ is an interesting word. You would almost think it was one of those strange invented words in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, who so loved to split the etym. Alas, it is not one of his creations.

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Lucky Charms Treats

Lucky Charms Treats

by Tasha Jones

They’re Magically Delicious. Is there anything better than a bowl of sugary cereal around 11 o’clock at night when you just need a little snack? I don’t think so.

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