Poor little Rudy dies

January 9, 2015

In Ulysses, this is the day (in 1894) when Leopold and Molly Bloom’s son, Rudy, dies. He was just eleven days old. This started all of the problems between Leopold and Molly, as he stopped making love to her after that date. The death of his first born son had a traumatic effect on Bloom, […]

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Joyce’s father dies today (1931)

December 29, 2014

On this day, December 29th, in 1931, Joyce’s father John Stanislaus Joyce died, aged 82. He was born into a wealthy family and being an only child was well cared for. On his 21st birthday in 1870 his grandfather gave him a gift of £1,000 – a small fortune in those days. He eventually ended […]

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World Premier of Strolling Through Ulysses!

December 22, 2014

The World Premier of “Strolling Through Ulysses” took place in Swenys Chemist last Thursday (18th) and it was a great success. Everybody enjoyed it, so much so that Robert been asked to perform it again on the evening of Tuesday January 13th next. The place was PACKED (okay, so it only holds about 20 people, […]

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Stanislaus Joyce born

December 17, 2014

Joyce’s brother, Stanislaus, was born on this day (December 17th) in 1884. He spent most of his life in awe of his brother’s genius but became quite disillusioned over time due to the fact that James treated him poorly, using Stannie to continually get him out of difficult situations and constantly borrowing money from him. […]

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Strolling Through Ulysses at The Gutter Bookshop

December 13, 2014

Another venue has been announced for a performance of Strolling Through Ulysses: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar – Wednesday 21st January, 6.30pm. The Gutter Bookshop is one of the leading bookshops in Dublin for literary events and you can read more about them at www.gutterbookshop.com. Progress is going very well for the World […]

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Ulysses gets into America!

December 6, 2014

This day, December 6th, was a great day for James Joyce and Ulysses in 1933. After decades of wrangling over the banning of the book in America the US courts finally decided that Ulysses could be admitted into the country; that it was not pornographic. The judgement of the presiding Judge, Judge John M. Woolsey […]

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“Dubliners” goes to the publisher

December 3, 2014

On this day in 1905 Joyce sent his collection of short stories entitled Dubliners to the publisher Grant Richards for consideration. He encountered some objections and problems, to put it mildly – so much so that Dubliners wasn’t published until 1914! 

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Bloomsdsy an Sceal

August 28, 2013

Our thanks to Gabriel Rosenstock for translating the Bloomsday Story into Irish.  We hear it is to be touring the theatre festivals in 2014 as gaeilge.  More news when we have details.

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The fun of the “3 Minute Ulysses”

June 23, 2013

We certainly had some fun writing the “3 Minute Ulysses”, and it was even more fun shooting it. Much thanks to Niamh Guckian for having the patience to bring this exercise to a successful conclusion and also to The Irish Times for sponsoring it! It’s now up on Youtube as well as being on thebloomsdaystory.com. […]

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3 Minute Ulysses

June 8, 2013

Hope you enjoy our 3 Minute Ulysses.  It was first aired by Miles Dungan on the Pat Kenny show on RTE1 on Thursday morning and then again on Marian Richardson’s ‘Playback’ this morning.  Many thanks to the Temple Bar Co.  for giving us this opportunity to promote our show at St Werburgh’s Church on Sunday […]

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