About Us

Festival Bloomsday Montréal marks the day — June 16, 1904 — that Leopold Bloom walked through Dublin in Ulysses.

This bold, fearless novel by James Joyce walks us through the lives of workaday Dubliners as it re-imagines the Greek myth, and spins its tale through the hero’s sensual and self-examining interior monologue.

“Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned.” Ulysses

Irish Writers & A Living History of the Montréal Irish

40% of Québecers have some Irish ancestry — one of many cultural markers that signal the great diversity of Montréal. We are inspired by the inclusive potential of this diversity to bring history into the present and make it relevant.

Bloomsday Montréal unpacks the rich, storied culture of the Irish in Montréal — and their contemporaries — through walking tours, films, music, talks and conversations.

Not Just Joyce We spotlight the work of this remarkable modernist author and all the fine Irish writers — before and after Joyce — who seize our imaginations with their masterful narrative gifts.

Non-profit With a Literary & Historical Focus

Non-profit With Charitable Status. Festival Bloomsday Montréal received official status as a non-profit organization (NPO) from the Registraire des enterprises of Québec on October 8, 2014. It received its letters patent under la Loi sur les Compagnies (# 1170417720).

Festival Bloomsday Montréal was also recognized on April 30, 2015 as a charitable foundation by the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (# 82504 3581 RR0001).

Purpose. Our mandate directs us to advance culture and education through a festival in Montréal, focused primarily on the literary works of author James Joyce.

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