On this day…22 June

On 22 June 1904 Joyce was involved in a fracas at St Stephen’s Green. Only a couple of days after he had collapsed drunk at a rehearsal of the National Theatre Society, Joyce was involved in a fracas at St Stephen’s Green that left him with a few superficial injuries. According to Ellmann, Joyce was […]

On this day…2 October

On 2 October 1902 Joyce was entered on the Register of the Medical School. Having completed his studies at University College on St Stephen’s Green in 1902, Joyce decided to continue his studies at the University’s Medical School on Cecilia Street. Given his lack of interest in science subjects, his medical career was short-lived, but […]

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…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 […]