On this day…11 October

On 11 October 1904 Joyce and Nora Barnacle arrived in Zurich.   Joyce and Nora Barnacle had eloped from Dublin together on 8 October and travelled to Zurich where Joyce expected to fill a vacancy at the Berlitz School. On 9 October they arrived in London and Joyce left Nora waiting in a park while […]

On this day…8 October

On 8 October 1904 Joyce eloped with Nora Barnacle.   A couple of days after he left the Martello Tower at Sandycove, Joyce heard from Evelyn Gilford of the Midland Scholastic Agency in England that there was a teaching post available at a Berlitz School on the continent. Joyce paid £2 2s to Gilford who, […]

On this day…15 September

On 15 September 1904 Joyce left the Martello Tower in Sandycove. Having arrived to stay at the Martello Tower on Friday 9 September, Joyce left it abruptly in the early hours of Thursday 15 September, and did not return. This final break with Gogarty also seemed to have confirmed Joyce’s determination to leave Ireland as […]

On this day…10 September

On 10 September 1904 ‘Eveline’ was published in the Irish Homestead. ‘Eveline’ was the second story written by Joyce in the summer of 1904, and was published for the first time in the Irish Homestead on 10 September 1904. The story was revised before publication as part of Dubliners in 1914. Earlier in 1904 George […]

On this day…9 September

On 9 September 1904 Joyce arrived at the Martello Tower. Joyce’s short-lived stay at the Martello Tower in Sandycove began on Friday 9 September 1904 and ended just six days later. Despite the brevity of his stay there, his connection with this unusual residence has made it the most iconic of all the locations associated […]