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It’s Bloomsday, Would You Buy a $45,000 Signed Edition of Ulysses?

Each year on June 16, bibliophiles celebrate Bloomsday in tribute to the day of wandering undertaken by the protagonist of James Joyce’s famously dense Ulysses, Leopold Bloom. Though it may be one of the most famous days in literature, a running joke about Ulysses is that it’s the most famous book most people haven’t read. But a well-known rare edition of the book with illustrations by...

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The Mighty John Quinn, Defender of Ulysses

John Quinn, the New York lawyer, originally from Ohio, has a taste for Picassos, Wyndham Lewises, Rousseaus, Augustus John, and Matisses. He also owned all of Conrad’s manuscripts and the first draft of Eliot’s The Waste Land. But he never forgot his Irish roots and in his support of Yeats, Joyce, and Synge, he was indeed remarkable. Richard and Janis Londraville report on the leading voice...

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Newgrange’s Canine Key

A bone fragment found at Newgrange has the potential to rewrite the evolutionary history of dogs. ℘℘℘ DNA from a 4,800-year-old dog bone excavated at Newgrange, Co. Meath has put some bite in the bark of a new theory about the origins of the canine species – that man’s best friend may have in fact been domesticated twice. Amid divided opinions regarding the whereabouts of the world’s...

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Preserving The Quiet Man Railway Station

In John Ford’s 1952 The Quiet Man, the introduction of Irish American lead character Sean Thorton, portrayed by cinematic legend John Wayne, is integral to the plot that will soon unfold. The narration that accompanies his first moments on screen is simple: “A fine, soft day in spring it was when the train pulled into Castletown, three hours late, as usual, and himself got out.” Sean, it...

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Daniel O’Day, CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals, to Serve As Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Keynote Speaker

Irish America is pleased to announce that Daniel O’Day, chief executive officer of Roche Pharmaceuticals will deliver the keynote address at our 2017 Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards dinner. The dinner, co-hosted with Dublin-based ICON plc, one of the world’s leading clinical research companies, will take place September 6 at the New York Yacht Club. Irish America’s...

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