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Join us at the James Joyce Centre on Saturday February 2nd to celebrate James Joyce’s 131st birthday!

The Centre will be FREE to visit throughout the day. Check out our exhibitions, including a copy of Joyce’s death mask and the door from No 7 Eccles Street.

And at 3pm join us for a special reading from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and The Dead. The reading will be led by the good folks from Sweny’s Pharmacy with cake and refreshments to be served. There will be a small charge of €5 to attend this event, all of which goes towards keeping the doors of Swenys open, and booking is required as places are limited. Email or call 01-8788547 to book your seat.

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3 Responses to Celebrate Joyce’s Birthday at the Centre, Saturday February 2nd 2013

  1. Jean O'Sullivan says:

    The Paris Bloomsday Group is also celebrating James Joyce’s birthday with an entertainment at The Highlander (8 rue de Nevers, 75006 Paris), with excerpts from Dubliners, A Portrait, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, interspersed with songs. Lyrics will be provided. We are a day late, on 3 February.

    The Paris Bloomsday group is a Paris-based trio of Irish academics and editors (Michael Gradwell, Declan McCavana and Jean O’Sullivan) who have been meeting regularly for over a decade to read from Joyce’s work (usually on Bloomsday).

    The group celebrated Joyce’s birthday a year ago when he had just come out of copyright and have decided to continue the tradition.

    Eight excerpts from Dubliners, A Portrait, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, will be interspersed with songs With poet Derry O’Sullivan as M.C., the entertainment aims to appeal to both neophytes and Joyceans.

  2. In conjunction with this special day we will begin to register runners for the 30th Unabridged edition of the James Joyce Ramble on February 2nd. Wishing you all the best for a bright and most happy 2013. We hope to see some of you in Boston on April 28.

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