Global Bloomsday Giveaway 2022

Ambassador Pádraig Francis with Irfal Guci, Head of the Administrative Sub-Section of Kota Tua Area Management Unit who manages Bookhive Jakarta

Irish Embassies and Consulates have organised a second annual Global Joycean Book Giveaway. Over the Bloomsday period, 3,500 copies of Ulysses, Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man are being distributed across four continents, in 12 languages ranging from Vietnamese, Indonesian and Japanese to Portuguese, Hungarian and Croatian.

To deliver this, our diplomatic network has partnered with national and public libraries, secondary schools, universities, bookshops, literary cafés and cultural centres, from remote libraries in the Australian outback to street cafés in Indonesia.