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…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 […]

On this day…14 August

On 14 August 1904 Joyce got the proofs of ‘The Holy Office from the printer.’ Joyce wrote his satirical poem ‘The Holy Office’ at the beginning of August 1904.  He submitted it to his friend Constantine Curran for publication in St Stephen’s, the student magazine of University College Dublin. On 8 August Curran rejected the […]