Irish Times

Fifteen Eighty Four


Tag Archives: Irish Times

Number of articles per page:

  • 16 Jun 2010
    Bruce Bradley

    Celebrating Bloomsday and Irish Culture Worldwide

    Happy Bloomsday 2010! For the uninitiated, Bloomsday is a celebration of James Joyce’s magnum opus Ulysses, a novel in which the events all take place over the course of one day: June 16th. From Dublin to New York, Genoa to Brazil, Bloomsday is commemorated as the world over pays tribute through performances of Ulysses, visits to prominent places in the novel (if you’re lucky enough to be in Dublin!), and performances of Irish music. There’s even a Twitter adaptation of Ulysses, and a "Which Ulysses Character Are You?" Quiz. Bloomsday is also a celebration of James Joyce's own life and literary achievements - a reflection of how heavily the book was informed by Joyce's personal experience. In Saturday’s Irish Times, Dictionary of Irish Biography contributor Bridget Hourican charts a who’s who of characters from Dublin’s most famous novel – full analysis can be found here. But what about James Joyce? Who was he and where does the saga of Ulysses fit in his life story?

    Read More
  • 17 Mar 2010

    The ABC of the Irish in Biographies

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day friends! The Irish Times on The ABC of the Irish: “Twelve years in the making, the innovative and imaginative comprehensive Dictionary of Irish Biography is a wonderful work of scholarship.”  Read more on this epic undertaking…

    Read More

Number of articles per page: