James Joyce

By Ray Burke, Chief News Editor RTÉ News A first-hand account by James Joyce of his unsuccessful attempts to avoid publicity when he married Nora Barnacle in London in 1931 is among the most recent additions to the National Library’s digital collections. Two previously-unpublished letters from Joyce to his son Giorgio in the days before and after the wedding are [...]

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by Catherine Ryan, Digital Collections Student Bloomsday On the 16th of June, 1954 the first Bloomsday was celebrated in Ireland. Flann O’Brien, Patrick Kavanagh, Anthony Cronin, Tom Joyce and John Ryan met in Dublin to trace the Ulysses route, starting at the Martello Tower in Sandycove through Sandymount Strand and on towards the shadier parts [...]

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by Rob Berry, Cartoonist on ULYSSES “SEEN” “If you can put your finger through it, it is a gate, if not a door. Shut your eyes and see.”  – James Joyce The quality of art; it really is just a matter of perception, after all. But perception should, I believe, be based on a personal [...]

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