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First Annual Bloomsday Festival

Presented by Irish Repertory Theater and Goodwood Museum & Gardens and Tallahassee Irish Society at Goodwood Museum and Gardens, Tallahassee FL

Jun 18 - 27 2021
First Annual Bloomsday Festival

The Irish celebration of Bloomsday highlights James Joyce’s Ulysses, sing Irish songs, thrill to Irish Step Dancers, learn more from Joyce scholars, and enjoy a time-warping love story between an Irish lass and an American tourist.

On June 16, 1954, the 50th anniversary of the Joyce’s Ulysses, a group of Dubliners decided to follow the path of the character Leopold Bloom in the novel. They only made it through a couple of pubs before they were significantly inebriated and started fighting with each other. But it became a tradition in Dublin that has spread across the globe. The Tallahassee Irish Rep is bringing that tradition to Tallahassee with the Bloomsday Festival at Goodwood Museum & Gardens. Meet Molly Bloom, the free-spirited, verbally sensual wife of Leopold as she waits for her lover (mature content), Jessica Lowe-Minor recreates Nora Joyce, James’ wife, describing their life together, gain insights from S.E Gontarski and Camille Gonçalves Vilela dos Santos in their talk Who reads Joyce, and Why, sing-along Irish Songs with John Camacho, and delight in a performance by the Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers. Then sit back and revel in the play Bloomsday by Steven Dietz, a love story surrounding a Bloomsday tour in Dublin. The Tallahassee Irish Society will be there, with libations! And all activities are held OUTDOORS!


Tickets are available at!

Festival tickets: $25. Show Only tickets: $15. Because of the pandemic, all performances are OUTDOORS!

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Additional time info:

The Play Bloomsday begins at 8:pm (separate Show Only ticket available)

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Goodwood Museum and Gardens

1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308

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The Museum’s main entrance is located off Miccosukee Road, just East of Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. The Museum’s back entrance can be accessed off Surgeons Drive.

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