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On Sunday afternoon last, Athlone Castle and Visitor Centre celebrated Bloomsday with an exciting literary and musical recital in the castle courtyard. Bloomsday celebrates June 16, 1904, the day which follows the life of central character Leopold Bloom in James Joyce’s novel ‘Ulysses’.
BLOOMSDAY 2017 will be marked in Galway with the Nora at Nuns Island concert, featuring songs, operatic arias, and ballads, and celebrating the life of James Joyce's Galway wife, Nora Barnacle.
JUNE 16 1904 is the date when James Joyce's novel Ulysses is set. It was the date of his own first date with Nora Barnacle, and June 16 is today Bloomsday, the annual event celebrating Joyce's most famous novel.
THIS EVENING [April 16] at 8.30pm Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop hosts Robert Gogan’s entertaining and illuminating show on James Joyce’s Ulysses, entitled Strolling Through Ulysses.
WHILE DUBLINERS were observing Bloomsday by donning Edwardian costumes and retracing Leopold Bloom’s feted journey around the capital, in Galway the day saw the opening of Ann Marie Horan’s very enjoyable one-woman play Nora Barnacle – Signora Joyce.
NORA BARNACLE, famous as the liberated woman who stole James Joyce’s heart and who stood by him during numerous controversies, is the subject of a new play.
The Bloomsday Story is a play in two acts, approximately 110 minutes long allowing a 20-minute interval.
NUI Galway alumni and friends will celebrate the connection between James Joyce and Galway city with a pre-Bloomsday recital in Newman House, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin on Thursday next 14 June at 7.30pm. The recital is part of a series of Bloomsweek recitals featuring Ireland’s leading classical guitarist, John Feeley, accompanied by NUI Galway graduate and James Joyce enthusiast, Professor Fran O’Rourke of UCD, who will also be providing background information on Joyce.
Nora Barnacle left Galway early in 1904. She was 20 years old, a strong-willed girl running from a tyrannical uncle who disapproved of her latest boy friend. Within weeks of her arrival in Dublin she would become the muse and lover of James Joyce and the inspiration of some and his greatest works — Greta Conroy in The Dead, Bertha the common law wife in Exiles and Molly Bloom in Ulysses — all share some of Nora’s character and experiences. In October of that same year Nora and Jim would elope to Europe and in due course step on to the pages of literary history. She would return to her native city only twice during her 47 years of exile before dying in Zurich in 1951, having lived 67 tumultuous years.
Mullingar will once again be celebrating its connection with famous literary genius James Joyce on Bloomsday, June 16.