Downtown Buffalo's latest mural – a 36-foot-tall homage to renowned Irish author and poet, James Joyce. The University at Buffalo Libraries, home to world’s largest collection of James Joyce materials, celebrated Bloomsday, with the creation of Buffalo’s newest mural, a 36-foot-tall, vibrant artwork of Irish writer of world renown, James Joyce. The unveiling on June … [Read more...] about James Joyce Celebrated in Buffalo, NY
Bloomsday, Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm EDT
“in Ulysses, in spite of its unusual frankness, I do not detect anywhere the leer of the sensualist…my considered opinion, after long reflection, is that whilst in many places the effect of Ulysses on the reader undoubtedly is somewhat emetic, nowhere does it tend to be an aphrodisiac. Ulysses may, therefore, be admitted … [Read more...] about “Zoomsday”
A Virtual Celebration of
James Joyce’s Ulysses
Finnegan is an Irish surname coming from the Gaelic Ó Fionnagáin, meaning “son of fair-haired.” James Joyce immortalized the name for all time in his 1939 novel Finnegans Wake. But literary giants aside, Finnegan is one of the most recognizable Irish surnames of our times. The Finnegan clan’s ties to America have only bound more tightly since the election of Joe Biden as … [Read more...] about The Finnegan Clan
Ireland has a new landmark cultural institution. The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) on St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin celebrates Ireland’s world-renowned literary heritage. The museum is a major partnership between University College Dublin (UCD) and the National Library of Ireland. It’s located in one of Dublin’s finest historic houses, UCD’s Newman House, which was the … [Read more...] about News: Museum of Literature Opens in Dublin
Caricatured as “Buck Mulligan” in Joyce’s masterpiece, Oliver St. John Gogarty was more than just a swashbuckling figure – he was a poet, a playwright, a politician, and a renowned surgeon who operated for free on poor children. ℘℘℘ “The physician must have at his command a certain ready wit . . .” - Hippocrates ℘℘℘ Two famous Irish authors, both Dubliners (and former … [Read more...] about Oliver St. John Gogarty!