Bloomsday Celebration

On the occasion of Commodore John Barry Day

Bloomsday celebration invite image prepared on behalf of the Irish Embassy

At the request of the Cultural Attache at the Irish Embassy I have created a newsletter banner for their invitation card to the Bloomsday Celebration at the Irish Ambassador’s home on June 16th.  Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere. Joyce chose the date as it was the date of his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle; they walked to the Dublin suburb of Ringsend. The name is derived from Leopold Bloom, the Ulyssean protagonist.