Martello Tower

by Pól Ó Duibhir, retired and family history researcher The Connection  –  The day was 16 June 1946. The man in the sweetshop collapsed and died on the spot. There would be no cartoon of this event. But it was not easily forgotten in the sweetshop owner’s family. The man was Gordon Brewster, artist and [...]

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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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