On this day…26 August

On 26 August 1909 Joyce travelled to Galway with his son Giorgio. Joyce had promised Nora that he would take Giorgio to Galway to meet her relatives there. They travelled by train and spent Thursday 26 and Friday 27 in Galway where Joyce visited places he had heard about from Nora. Joyce had used a […]

On this day…25 August

On 25 August 1909 Joyce attended the premiere of The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet. George Bernard Shaw’s play The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet had been banned in England by the Lord Chamberlain. But the Lord Chamberlain’s remit did not extend to Dublin theatres, and the Abbey Theatre agreed to stage the play. The Lord Lieutenant […]