On this day…27 August

On 27 August 1904 Joyce sang on stage with John McCormack. The concert took place on the Saturday evening at the end of Horse Show week, and Joyce shared the stage with John McCormack, JC Doyle, Máire nic Shiubhlaigh and others. John McCormack had arrived back in Ireland earlier in 1904 after a year’s study […]

On this day…13 August

On 13 August 1903 May Joyce died. Four months after being diagnosed with cancer of the liver, May Joyce died on Thursday 13 August 1903. She was just forty-four years old. May Joyce had been incapacitated by her illness since the middle of April. She had made a small recovery after Joyce’s return from Paris […]

On this day…8 August

On 8 August 1909 Joyce visited John Francis Byrne at 7 Eccles Street. In fact, Joyce had already visited Byrne at Eccles Street shortly after his arrival in Dublin. But the occasion for his second visit was the claim that Vincent Cosgrave had made to Joyce on 6 August, that he had been seeing Nora […]