Posted on June 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This year’s Bloomsday celebrations will (almost) grant the “citizen” from Ulysses his wish.

The Guardian reports that the LE James Joyce — a patrol vessel, not a battleship — will sail through Dublin Bay under the Munster flag on Wednesday, similar to the desire expressed by the unnamed character in James Joyce’s epic novel.

The Irish Independent, which originally shared this news, emphasized that the act reflects enthusiasm for the novel and not the bigoted opinions expressed by the “citizen.”

Other festivities for June 16 — the day upon which Ulysses takes place — include the unveiling of a mural in New York, a poetry competition in Mozambique, and a reading in London by actor Adrian Dunbar.

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