Bloomsday 2017: Our Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest

The Irish Cultural and Center and McClelland Library present The Eleventh Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest at the Irish Cultural Center in Downtown Phoenix.

What is Bloomsday? The name “Bloomsday” derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses. June 16th was the day in 1904 on which the events in Ulysses were set. In the novel, Bloom travels around Dublin meeting many fascinating characters while making full use of the city’s pubs. Bloomsday is celebrated in Ireland and throughout the world by Irish people and Joyce fans alike. Readings from Ulysses will be performed throughout the evening by the Ulysses Readers. Food will be available for purchase.