Gannon University’s Goodwill Garden Celebrates Bloomsday
Posted: June 15, 2015
On June 16, Dubliner James Joyce and his wife-to-be, Nora
Barnacle, walked to the suburb of Ringsend. That event,
immortalized in Joyce's epochal novel, "Ulysses," is now
commemorated around the world as Bloomsday.
Gannon University will celebrate the occasion with events at
Gannon's Goodwill Garden, 409 W. Sixth St., and Molly Brannigans,
506 State St.
At 11:30 a.m., revelers will be treated to a free picnic lunch
at the Goodwill Garden (though Joyce had Bloom lunching on dry
bread, the picnic will feature more appealing fare). There will
also be music by the Rev. Shawn Clerkin, readings of "Ulysses" and
other works, and a tour of the garden that last year yielded almost
a half-ton of produce for local food pantries.
The festivities shift to Molly Brannigans at 5 p.m. featuring
giveaways, performances by an Irish dance troupe and others, and a
Bloomsday dinner where a portion of the proceeds will benefit
Gannon Goodwill Garden.
All events are free and open to the public. For more
information, contact AmeriCorps*VISTA Leann Krysiak in Gannon
University's Office of Service-Learning at 814-871-7548.