On this day…22 June

On 22 June 1904 Joyce was involved in a fracas at St Stephen’s Green. Only a couple of days after he had collapsed drunk at a rehearsal of the National Theatre Society, Joyce was involved in a fracas at St Stephen’s Green that left him with a few superficial injuries. According to Ellmann, Joyce was […]

On this day…13 June

On 13 June 1904 Paddy Dignam died suddenly. Dignam, who had worked for Menton, the solicitor, died suddenly on Monday 13 June 1904 at his home at 9 Newbridge Avenue, Sandymount. According to the report of Dignam’s funeral in the Evening Telegraph of 16 June 1904, “The deceased gentleman was a most popular and genial […]

On this day…21 May

On 21 May 1904 Bloom borrows The Stark Munro Letters from Capel Street Library. In the ‘Ithaca’ episode of Ulysses, Bloom, looking in the mirror, reviews the books stacked on two shelves. Among them is Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Stark Munro Letters which Bloom borrowed from the Capel Street Library on Whitsun Eve, Saturday 21 […]

On this day…12 May

On 12 May 1904 Leopold Bloom weighed himself. In the ‘Ithaca’ episode of Ulysses, we are told that Leopold Bloom weighed himself on a weighing machine outside Francis Frœdman’s Chemist shop at 19 North Frederick Street on 12 May 1904. He weighed eleven stone and four pounds. In the pedantic answer to the question “Did […]