On this day…7 September

On 7 September 1913 Joyce wrote the poem ‘Watching the Needleboats at San Sabba.’ Joyce wrote the poem after watching his brother Stanislaus compete in a boat race at San Sabba. He sent the poem to Stanislaus two days later, and it was published in the Saturday Review in London on 20 September 1913. As […]

On this day…9 July

On 9 July 1912 Nora Barnacle went to Maunsel & Company’s offices. Having arrived in Dublin the day before, Nora visited the offices of Maunsel & Company on Tuesday 9 July 1912 accompanied by John and Charles Joyce. Joyce had asked her to see if she could find out what was holding up publication of […]