100 Years a Blooming


Bloomsday on June 16th is the day James Joyce’s Leopold Bloom set off on his epic jaunt through our capital’s streets, filled with characters who would be immortalized in perhaps the greatest novel in literature. 

Also this year we celebrate 100 years since Ulysses was first published so pro photographer John Carroll revisited places in the north inner city (‘Wandering Rocks’ Episode in the book) and made this slideshow of pictures.

Did you know it was fellow writer and editor Arthur Griffith, who  Joyce mentions in ‘Ulysses’, who gave him his start in writing? In 1901, when other papers passed, Griffith published a critique of WB Yeats’ Irish Literary Theatre in ‘The United Irishman’.



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