James Joyce

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“The squelching was interrupted only by the occasional splash, where the rains had not yet found a vacancy in the soil”

I woke up last Sunday thinking of the famous closing passage from James Joyce’s The Dead. This was partly because of the weather, which was broadly si(...)

Grace Dyas at the Magdalene laundry site on Railway Street in north inner city Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I am digging here to find my baby. I am digging to find out the truth. But the sad thing is, as soon as I find out the truth, I will bury it again. So(...)

  James Joyce. Photograph: Lipnitzki/Roger Viollet/Getty Images

Before the film Groundhog Day immortalised the role of that – exclusively North American – animal as a harbinger of spring, the job used to belong to (...)

A sizeable section of the internet, myself included, was googling Irish Peat Wine to learn what exactly  it involved

The existence of something called “Irish Peat Wine” had somehow passed me by until I saw it mentioned on Twitter earlier this week.   The tweete(...)

Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

In a word . . . Gimp

What a day! Little Christmas. Women’s Christmas. Orthodox Christmas Eve. Feast of the Epiphany. It hardly seems fair that January 6th should be so end(...)

If he’s performing oral sex and you can feel that you’re about to pass gas, just grab him up and kiss him. Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, Is it normal for a woman to fart when she orgasms? I’ve had this problem multiple times, and I’ve noticed it’s more common if the orgasm is(...)

 Jack Roche in his fruit and vegetable shop on Meath Street, with  one of his regulars Pat Clarges. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Jack Roche’s father and grandmother before him sold vegetables from various premises along Meath Street in the Liberties, but that tradition will end (...)

The Ulysses Centre will be mainly housed in the former Aula Maxima of UCD on Stephen’s Green.

“This the way to the museyroom. Mind your hats goan in!” So says the museum guide early in Finnegans Wake, as visitors to Dublin are taken on a tour o(...)

One of a set of four oil-on-copper paintings by an unknown artist, that sold for €22,000 – more than 14 times the top estimate (€1,000-€1,500) at Adam’s on Tuesday

Auction Results: Sunday (December 10th) Hegarty’s Auction Rooms, Bandon, Co Cork. Lot 15, an 18ct white gold necklace with an 8.77ct diamond (colour(...)

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