Search Results for 'JAMES JOYCE'

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Lecture on James Joyce’s Galway

WHILE JAMES Joyce will be forever associated with Dublin, Galway played a role in his life and writings through his wife Nora Barnacle.

Gerry Hanberry to read at The Ardilaun

GALWAY AUTHOR and poet Gerry Hanberry will next week deliver a lecture on how themes of love and laughter reoccur in the works of Irish writers and musicians.

Breaffy GAA Club Lotto

Week ending March 11. Jackpot was €2100, there were no jackpot winners.

Book review by The Castle Bookshop

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Straight from the Heart, edited by Bridget Hourican, is both a beautiful book and a piece of fascinating social history. It comprises more that 60 love letters ranging in time from 1694 to 1998.

Mockingbird and Book Thief are Galway’s favourite books

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Galway readers have shown that they prefer a more classical taste in literature by choosing To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Book Thief by Markus Zusak as their favourite books, in a survey undertaken to mark the 125th birthday of bookseller Easons.

Expect pounding heaviness from Italy’s The Secret

TRIESTE IN northern Italy in best known to the Irish as the city where James Joyce spent time, writing part of what would become Ulysses.

Half price summer reading at Kenny’s Bookshop

Kenny’s is having a major sale at its bookshop on the Tuam Road with all second-hand books at half price and new books reduced by 25 per cent.

Remembering Nora on Bloomsday

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.

Prestigious award for Castlebar sculptor

Castlebar based sculptor Cathal Mc Carthy has been nominated by Westmeath County Council for a major arts award. The artist was selected for his public art commission, “Stream Spire”, which can be seen adorning the entrance to Mullingar town park on Austin Friars Street.

Mullingar gears up to celebrate Bloomsday

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Mullingar will once again be celebrating its connection with famous literary genius James Joyce on Bloomsday, June 16.


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