On this day…17 August

On 17 August 1878 Oliver St John Gogarty was born. Gogarty and Joyce met in 1902, and lived together at the Martello Tower in Sandycove briefly in 1904. Gogarty was the model for the character Buck Mulligan in Ulysses. Gogarty was born at 5 Rutland (now Parnell) Square, the eldest of four children of Henry […]

On this day…14 August

On 14 August 1904 Joyce got the proofs of ‘The Holy Office from the printer.’ Joyce wrote his satirical poem ‘The Holy Office’ at the beginning of August 1904.  He submitted it to his friend Constantine Curran for publication in St Stephen’s, the student magazine of University College Dublin. On 8 August Curran rejected the […]

On this day…13 August

On 13 August 1903 May Joyce died. Four months after being diagnosed with cancer of the liver, May Joyce died on Thursday 13 August 1903. She was just forty-four years old. May Joyce had been incapacitated by her illness since the middle of April. She had made a small recovery after Joyce’s return from Paris […]