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Irish Embassy celebrates Bloomsday 2021 with a mural in Bucharest depicting Irish myths and legends

On Wednesday, 16 June 2021, the Irish Embassy celebrates Bloomsday at Calea Griviṭei no. 15 where a mural created by the Romanian street artist IRLO depicting Irish myths and legends is displayed.

The Irish Embassy commissioned this work in recognition of the wonderful street art being created in Bucharest and the contribution that such art makes to the quality of urban living. A theme entirely in keeping with Joyce’s great work, Ulysses.

“Bloomsday is a celebration of the wonderful book, Ulysses, which describes how on 16 June 1904, Leopold Bloom passed the day walking the streets of Dublin, meeting and interacting with ordinary people. In Ulysses, James Joyce gives the ordinary urban man heroic consequence. The ordinary becomes the extraordinary,” says Paul McGarry , the Ambassador of Ireland to Romania.

The Embassy would like to thank the George Enescu Philharmonic, the Romanian Cultural Institute and Peter Moynahan and his band for contributing so much to this event.

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