Posted on June 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Bloomsday 2020, like so many other events, will be virtual only, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

That said, the show must — and will — go on.

Bloomsday commemorates the single day in which James Joyce’s Ulysses takes place: June 16, 1920.

Instead of new, in-person events to celebrate the centenary of that date (and the novel’s publication), radio station RTÉ is going back in the archives.

In 1982, one hundred years after Joyce was born, Bloomsday featured a live radio dramatization of Ulysses.

That broadcast will return both to airwaves and the internet starting at 8 a.m. Dublin time on Tuesday (so 1 a.m. Eastern) and continue for thirty hours.

Yes, that sounds exhausting — so the production is also available via podcast.

Read more about the celebrations, past and present, in The Irish Post.

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