On this day…26 April

On 26 April 1916 Francis Sheehy Skeffington was shot. During the Easter Rising in April 1916, Francis Sheehy Skeffington was shot by a British Army officer who was later declared insane. Sheehy Skeffington and Joyce were close friends at university and Joyce’s first published work was a joint publication with Sheehy Skeffington. Born in Cavan […]

On this day…4 August

On 4 August 1909 Joyce wrote about how he had been received at the start of his visit to Dublin. Joyce arrived back in Dublin on 29 July 1909, bringing his four-year-old son Giorgio with him. It was his first visit to Dublin since leaving in October 1904, and Joyce was anxious that his old […]