Les Doherty and Kat Ballhaus, as  Leopold and Molly Bloom of James Joyce’s Ulysses, prepare for Bloomsday Festival 2021, on Sandymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

What’s happening on June 16th? It’s Bloomsday, when James Joyce devotees celebrate his novel Ulysses. Remind me why that is Joyce’s enormous, ground-(...)

The house on Usher Island in Dublin, built in 1775, was rented by James Joyce’s great-aunts in the 1890s, where he often visited them. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A controversial plan to convert the location of the setting of James Joyce’s famous short story, The Dead on Dublin’s quays into a 54-bed hostel has b(...)