Bloomsday in Hungary

12 September 2022

Bloomsday 2022, a Centenary Celebration!

The annual Bloomsday celebrations in Hungary will hold a special significance this year as 2022 marks 100 years since the publication of Ulysses.

The Embassy of Ireland in Hungary has supported a number of events this year as part of our #Ulysses100 celebrations with many more planned for the remainder of the year.

During the week of Bloomsday (June 16) there will be three main events.

15 June, 6pm: Ulysses Journey 2022 concert at the Budapest Music Centre

A programme of new and existing works by both Irish and Hungarian composers. Further details re available here:

Ulysses Journey 2022 Concert at the Budapest Music Center | Contemporary Music Centre (

Ulysses Journey 2022 – ír-magyar kortárs gitárzenei bemutató | BMC - Budapest Music Center

16 June: Annual Bloomsday festival in Szombathely.

We are delighted to have Irish artist, Aideen Barry, travel to the festival to paint a Ulysses-inspired mural in a prominent location within the city. Aideen spent a week in Szombathely working on this project. Further details available on Facebook:

Bloomsday Szombathely - Home (

18-30 June: Joycean Art Exhibition and Film Screening of Joycean Inspired Music Works at FUGA Budapest Centre of Architecture

Joycean Transfigurations: Ulysses and Ireland in the Works of Ferenc Martyn and Imre Szemethy presents a selection of the Joyce-illustrations and Irish themed graphics and paintings by excellent representatives of modern Hungarian art, FERENC MARTYN and IMRE SZEMETHY.

Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland and Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris) co-commissioned six new works by composers from Ireland that are inspired by, reflect on and/or respond to Ulysses. Read more here: Ulysses Journey 2022 Film Screening and Discussion on Joyce and Music at FUGA :: Budapest Center of Architecture | Contemporary Music Centre (

The Embassy would like to thank the many partners who have contributed so much to the Ulysses celebrations this year: the City of Szombathely, Project Arts Centre (Dublin), Aideen Barry, the Hungarian James Joyce Society, FUGA Budapest Centre of Architecture, Contemporary Music Centre (Ireland), Janus Pannonius Museum (Pécs) and Museum of Kuny Domokos (Tata), Budapest Music Centre.