James Joyce

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James Joyce’s affinity for Bective Rangers saw the Donnybrook club mentioned in three of the author’s books. Photograph:

Novelist, poet, short story writer and teacher James Joyce attended several rugby internationals while living in Paris. Educated at Clongowes, O’Conne(...)

This unique bronze by Stephanie Hess, called Air Hug II, will be a subtle reminder of the year without hugs for our loved ones. €1,400 at the Solomon Fine Art gallery.

With lockdown curtailing normal shopping activity, members of the Irish Antiques Dealers’ Association have curated a selection of unusual pieces that (...)

A plaque on Cesca Chenevix Trench’s birthplace records her name in English but describes her as an “Artist and Gaelic Leaguer”.

During a tragically short life that began 130 years ago this week, Cesca Chenevix Trench made a long political journey. Born in Liverpool of Anglo-Iri(...)

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021: Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth in Harry Macqueen’s Supernova

The actors Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth and Nina Hoss and the director Steve McQueen are among the filmmakers lined up to appear at next month’s Virgin (...)

Rumours persisted that the Indian Empire had been sabotaged to prevent Galway challenging Liverpool as the leading transatlantic port. Photograph: Getty Images

A mid-19th-century British prime minister, Edward Smith-Stanley, had been well briefed before he received a delegation from Co Galway at Number 10 Dow(...)

Joe Biden’s reference to James Joyce as an Irish poet, and not as novelist or short-story writer, may have taken some by surprise.    Photograph: Hulton Getty

We well know by now that America’s new president Joe Biden likes to quote Irish poets, particularly Seamus Heaney. His eve of inauguration reference t(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden arrives at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Tuesday, January 19th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President-elect Joe Biden touched down in Washington DC on Tuesday, ahead of his inauguration on Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States.(...)

15 Usher’s Island – the house has been empty for several years now, its future uncertain

Of the many curses, poetic and otherwise, that past generations of Irish people had at their command, few were as damning as this one: “May the grass (...)

Painting Dublin: detail from Winetavern Street, 1934, by Harry Kernoff; The Fishmarket, Patrick Street, 1893 by Walter Frederick Osborne; The Leinster Market, c.1915, by  Estella Frances Solomons,

Before now, emphasis was placed on rural landscape and western seaboard in Irish art. KATHRYN MILIGAN'S book has taken a different approach Art (...)

Russ Parsons: ‘I’ve always thought of Twitter as being a little like having a charming psychopath you can carry around in your pocket’

As social media crises go, this one was minor. But a couple of weeks ago, my Twitter account was hacked. Thankfully, there was no imposter tweeting ou(...)

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