On this day…4 April

On 4 April 1900 Queen Victoria started her visit to Dublin. Queen Victoria had arrived in Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire) harbour on the afternoon of 3 April, but did not disembark until the following day, when she went by carriage to Dublin. The Lord Mayor, Thomas Pile, presented her with the civic sword and the keys […]

On this day…1 August

On 1 August 1911 Joyce wrote to King George V. The reason for the letter was the changes that Maunsel & Company were demanding in references to Edward VII and Queen Victoria in the story ‘Ivy Day in the Committee Room.’ Part of the passage in question had originally referred to Victoria as Edward’s “bloody […]