On this day…18 September

On 18 September 1904 Joyce wrote the poem ‘Bid adieu.’ Though the manuscript of the poem bears the date 18 September 1904, it is likely this is only a fair copy and that the poem was composed earlier. According to Patricia Hutchins, one of Joyce’s cousins claimed to remember him writing this poem on a […]

On this day…16 May

On 16 May 1904 Joyce participated in the Feis Ceoil singing competition. The Feis Ceoil is an annual celebration of Irish musical talent with competitions in various categories including singing. In 1903, the Feis Ceoil tenor singing competition was won by John McCormack. The prize was a year-long scholarship to study in Italy. Shortly after […]