James Joyce

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Irish blues guitarist Rory Gallagher performing at the Rainbow Theatre in  London in  1972. File Photograph:  Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A campaign to rename Cork International Airport in honour of Irish blues legend Rory Gallagher is continuing to gain momentum, with over 10,000(...)

This Georgian house was built in the 1820s for the McAnaspie family, as their summer residence. Their principal home was at Gr(...)

A screen grab of the orginal Telegraph article posted earlier today.

Relations between Ireland and Britain are at an all-time high, with the President even pledging his support for the England soccer team on his stat(...)

In a word

I love that wonderful concluding line from James Joyce’s classic short story The Dead . “His(...)

Bees can be upset by cold, or any jostling that disturbs their normal behaviour. Photograph: Alan Betson
The bee and the western wind

Peter Wheeler and Sighle Lynd – she a daughter of Irish writer Robert Lynd – lived on the edge of London’s Hampstead Heath and had a particular(...)

Of the 15 Georgian mansions in the Roebuck area, only two are still used as private houses and Roebuck Hill is one of them. (...)

 President Michael D  Higgins and his wife Sabina with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip before the banquet  at Windsor Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Britain and Ireland shall “no longer allow our past to ensnare our future”, Queen Elizabeth said last night. In an addr(...)

Seamus Heaney: teamed up with Des Kavanagh as a boarder at St Columb’s College

Louis MacNeice on Nimmo’s pier head, Moya Cannon on the banks of the Corrib, Mairtín Ó Direáín east of Arainn ... wherever you walk in Galway, (...)

Val O’Donnell and Jim Butler perform during Myles Day, a celebration of the life and works of Flann O’Brien in the Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

In a week when one famous Dublin Trinity felt the need to rebrand itself, the life of another was celebrated in a well-known city pub, with no (...)

 A scene from a dramatisation of  Tressell’s The Ragged  Trousered Philanthropists performed in London in 1949. Photograph: Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images
Run Ragged Run

When James Joyce’s Dubliners first appeared in 1914, it carried an advertisement on the dus(...)

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