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James Joyce Celebrated in Buffalo, NY

Downtown Buffalo’s latest mural – a 36-foot-​tall homage to renowned Irish author and poet, James Joyce. The University at Buffalo Libraries, home to world’s largest collection of James Joyce materials, celebrated Bloomsday, with the creation of Buffalo’s newest mural, a 36-foot-tall, vibrant artwork of Irish writer of world renown, James Joyce. The unveiling on June 14,Read more..

“Zoomsday”
A Virtual Celebration of
James Joyce’s Ulysses

Bloomsday, Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm EDT “in Ulysses, in spite of its unusual frankness, I do not detect anywhere the leer of the sensualist…my considered opinion, after long reflection, is that whilst in many places the effect of Ulysses on the reader undoubtedly is somewhat emetic, nowhere does it tend to beRead more..

The Finnegan Clan

Finnegan is an Irish surname coming from the Gaelic Ó Fionnagáin, meaning “son of fair-haired.” James Joyce immortalized the name for all time in his 1939 novel Finnegans Wake. But literary giants aside, Finnegan is one of the most recognizable Irish surnames of our times. The Finnegan clan’s ties to America have only bound more tightlyRead more..

News: Museum of
Literature Opens in Dublin

Ireland has a new landmark cultural institution. The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) on St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin celebrates Ireland’s world-renowned literary heritage. The museum is a major partnership between University College Dublin (UCD) and the National Library of Ireland. It’s located in one of Dublin’s finest historic houses, UCD’s Newman House, which wasRead more..

Oliver St. John Gogarty!

Caricatured as “Buck Mulligan” in Joyce’s masterpiece, Oliver St. John Gogarty was more than just a swashbuckling figure – he was a poet, a playwright, a politician, and a renowned surgeon who operated for free on poor children. ℘℘℘ “The physician must have at his command a certain ready wit . . .” – HippocratesRead more..

Berkeley Tragedy Remembered

On July 21, Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall and the mayor of the City of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguin, family members, and representatives of the Irish community unveiled a memorial plaque honoring the six students who perished when an apartment balcony collapsed underneath them in June 2015. The students, five of whom were from Dublin, Olivia Burke,Read more..

Weekly Comment: Bloomsday Around the World

Bloomsday Around the World June 16th marks 2018’s celebration of Bloomsday, a literary anniversary commemorating the date upon which Irish author James Joyce set the events of his iconic modern novel Ulysses. Since the masterwork’s first publication in 1922, Joyce’s insightful, no-holds-barred portrayal of the inner lives of turn-of-the-century Dubliners and mastery of English andRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Aidan Gillen to Play James Joyce

Irish actor Aidan Gillen – best known for key roles in cable dramas such as The Wire and Game of Thrones – will get in touch with his inner Dubliner when he plays James Joyce in an upcoming film about the acclaimed Irish writer and his troubled daughter. Entitled James and Lucia, Gillen will playRead more..

Weekly Comment:
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.Read more..

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 wasRead more..