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14th June 2024 starting at 2.30pm

Visit the Princess Grace Irish Library to see this rare first edition of Ulysses. Our copy is numbered #312 out of 1,000 printed on handmade paper and published on 02/02/1922, not in Dublin but in Paris by Shakespeare and Company, an English-language book shop owned by American ex-pat Sylvia Beach who had met Joyce at a party in Paris. The rest is history!

This year the library in Monaco will have a reading from Sylvia Beach's autobiographical account of meeting James Joyce and agreeing to publish Ulysses - performance by actors from the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society.  

Bloomsday 2024 in Monaco - join in the celebration! 

Meet us at the Princess Grace Irish Library at 2.15pm for some music on the bodhrán, followed by readings from Ulysses as we stroll through the old streets of Monaco-ville (the "Rock" - Le Rocher).

Enjoy a cultural event in motion in Monaco to celebrate James Joyce's modernist masterpiece, with dramatic readings performed by the talented actors from the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society . This year we are delighted to present a special display of James Joyce memorabilia on loan from the private collection of award-winning dancer & actor Michael Flatley. Below are some photos. 

The library is very grateful to Michael Flatley for the kind loan of his collection of cultural important memorabilia, which belonged to James Joyce, including a limited-edition copy of Ulysses illustrated by Henri Matisse and siged by both the writer and the artist. Other items from the award-winning Irish American dancer's personal collection include Joyce's cigarette case, glasses and a medal he won in 1904 for singing. 

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