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Joyce, Nora, and Ringsend

Joyce, Nora, and Ringsend

Did you know the first Bloomsday commemoration took place in 1954, on the 50th anniversary of the
events portrayed in Ulysses? The event was the brainchild of the Irish literati of the day, and saw Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O’ Brien, Anthony Cronin, A.J. Leventhal (registrar Trinity College), John Ryan (editor of the Envoy) and Tom Joyce, a cousin of the authors, attempt to retrace the steps of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus.

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ReJoyce!

ReJoyce!

Straw hats at the ready! (Bowler hats are also encouraged). Ireland’s most literary film festival is back for its fourth year running. The Bloomsday Film Festival was set up to be a celebration of cinema, literature, and artistic innovation, inspired by the long reaching arm of Ireland’s patriarch of modernism, James Joyce.

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IFTA Awards 2023

IFTA Awards 2023

This year the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards felt like déjà vu – the same faces, just a different ceremony. This has always been the case to some degree due to the event’s position in the awards calendar. However, this year felt like a particularly heavy dose, a sensation which most likely speaks to the massive success Irish talent have garnered throughout award season thus far.

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Blessing of the Boats

Blessing of the Boats

The annual blessing of the boats took place on Sunday May 14th in the bustling Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club. Fr Ivan was accompanied by Canon Leonard Ruddock, who is the Church of Ireland Rector for Irishtown and Donnybrook, and Fr Derek Harris who is originally from Ringsend and one of the yacht club’s oldest and longest members.

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Bloomsday in Dublin 4

Bloomsday in Dublin 4

Dublin City Council’s South East Area Community Team have been working closely with Ballsbridge Living Tidy Towns, Ringsend & District Historical Society, Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre and Sandymount Community Centre, and the James Joyce Centre to support a series of Bloomsday events due to take place in Dublin 4

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Mick O’Brien – Part 1

Mick O’Brien – Part 1

Mick O’Brien was born on August 10th 1893 in Kilcock in County Kildare* His family emigrated to England and he grew up in County Durham. He took up football in his teenage years and by the time he was eighteen he was playing for the famous Blyth Spartans club, in the amateur North-Eastern League. Having made his name as a top player in that league he was scouted by Glasgow Celtic, who signed him in 1912. That move could’ve been his big break but it didn’t work out.

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June / July 2023

June / July 2023
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April / May 2023

April / May 2023
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February / March 2023

February / March 2023
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Where’s me (Xmas) Jumper?!

Where’s me (Xmas) Jumper?!

Fast forward to 2022 and the popularity of these go-to garments has set new trends, where actually if you don’t own one or have never worn one, it’s frowned upon in today’s society. And you’re mocked as a Grinch! The history of said jumper originated from Scandinavian countries in the 1980s

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