During the month of August the James Joyce Centre hosted an exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the North Great George’s Street Preservation Society. The exhibition celebrated the work the society has done with the preservation of Georgian buildings on North Great George’s Street including the James Joyce Centre itself, which dates back to 1784.
The James Joyce Quarterly have published a review of Senator David Norris’s reading of Finnegans Wake. In Volume 55. Issue 3-4 of the journal, Dr. Michelle Witen of University of Basel reviewed Norris’s one-take reading from Joyce’s final novel. The reading is available to listen in the Maginni Room at the James Joyce Centre and […]
James Joyce’s Ulysses features what is perhaps one of the most famous breakfasts in literature, the fried pork kidney enjoyed by Leopold Bloom in the ‘Calypso’ episode of the novel. Over the years, the Bloomsday Breakfast has become one of the festival’s most established traditions. This year, on the morning of June 16th, The James […]
Every Dubliner has their own story about James Joyce, and no one more so than our best-known Joycean, Senator David Norris. Senator Norris has been at the heart of Joyce’s Dublin for nearly sixty years. For our Bloomsday Interview, Senator Norris sat down with Irish journalist, RTE presenter and former newsreader Anne Doyle to discuss […]
The Bloomsday Festival is Dublin’s week long literary street carnival that celebrates James Joyce’s iconic novel Ulysses. Joyce is known for writing about life’s intimate moments. When Ulysses was published, some thought it obscene and unreadable. Joyce responded “if Ulysses isn’t fit to read, then life isn’t fit to live”. This year we are toasting […]