On this day…8 March

On 8 March 1966 Nelson’s Pillar was partly demolished by an explosion. Nelson’s Pillar (or Column) stood at the junction of O’Connell Street, North Earl Street, and Henry Street. Erected in 1809, it survived the bombardment of the city centre during 1916, but was partly destroyed by a bomb on 8 March 1966. The remaining […]

On this day…1 March

On 1 March 1914 Joyce started writing Ulysses. At the end of 1921 Joyce wrote to Harriet Weaver about a coincidence of birthdays connected with Ulysses. He claimed that he had finished writing the book on 30 October, Ezra Pound’s birthday, and that he had started writing it on 1 March, Frank Budgen’s birthday. If […]