The Syracuse James Joyce Club

presents its
- 22nd Annual Syracuse James Joyce Club Bloomsday Celebration -

Join members and friends of the Syracuse James Joyce Club on "Bloomsday," June 16th, for readings from Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses. Bloomsday, the anniversary of the 1904 day in which Ulysses is set, is celebrated by Joyce's admirers around the world with activities that include readings from the novel.

The celebration this year will be at Dublin's Irish Restaurant, from 6 to 9 PM. Dublin's Irish Restauraunt, is located at 7990 Oswego Rd., Liverpool, NY, opposite the Seneca Mall. For those familiar with Liverpool, NY, the restaurant was formerly known as "Meghan MacMurphy's;" for those who were of a bibulous age in the 1980s, the same structure once housed "The Gin Mill."

There will be short readings from 6 to 8 PM, with a reading of the final chapter Penelope from 8 to 9. Members of the Central New York Chapter of the Irish American Cultural Institute (ie., IACI) founded the Syracuse James Joyce Club in 1994 and have celebrated Bloomsday in Syracuse every June since then.

The Syracuse James Joyce Club currently has eighty-eight members. With fortnightly meetings, it is one of the most active James Joyce clubs among 55 globally. Although there were nine people present at the founding meeting on the anniversary of Joyce's death, January 13th, 1994, it was founded by a 'father and son' team, well, in the metaphorical sense of Stephen Dedalus and his spiritual father and faithful friend, Leopold Bloom! The 'father' was Dick Long, a former Washington DC and Syracuse newspaperman, writer and TV producer. The 'son' part of the 'family' is Tom Lavoie. When he worked at Syracuse University Press, it was Tom's gentle, scholarly manner that led the neophytes through the beginning of Ulysses.

Syracuse James Joyce Club Links:

  • Directions to Le Moyne College

  • Le Moyne College Campus Map

  • Club Officers

  • Would you like to attend a club meeting or the next Bloomsday celebration???

  • Basil's Tribute to Jennifer Rittell, 1975-2002

  • Cousin Michael's Home Page

  • Other Joycean Resources/Links:

    The Trieste Joyce School:

  • The Trieste Joyce School, University of Trieste
  • The Joyce Center in Antwerp:

  • The Antwerp James Joyce Center
  • "The Brazen Head", A James Joyce Public House; Links & Current Joycean News:

  • The Brazen Head, Brooklyn, NY

  • Other Fine Links:

  • The Welsh Church of Nelson, NY

  • The Oneida Indian Nation Cultural Center

  • Indulge your latent Anglophilia

  • Morrisville State College
    The State University of New York at Morrisville

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    Morrisville State College Home Page

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