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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Ulysses

Last year
# Centenary
Poll: Have you read James Joyce's Ulysses?
Joyce’s masterpiece was published on this day 100 years ago.
Ulysses 100 years on: A story of love, lust, anger, jealousy and all human feeling
It’s 100 years this week since the publication of Joyce’s classic tale of a day in the life of the Irish capital.
# Blooming Lovely
New stamps to mark 100 years since publication of James Joyce's Ulysses
The An Post CEO said the stamps “reflect the unique mix of modernism and classicism that define” Ulysses.
All time
# Your Say
Poll: Have you read Ulysses?
This year’s Bloomsday Festival will run all week with most events accessible online.
# Bloomsday
Quiz: How well do you know James Joyce?
Bloomsday is going to look very different this year.
# portrait of an artist
'Not my right to interfere with views of the family': Councillors drop James Joyce repatriation bid
Labour councillor Dermot Lacey said he did not regret tabling the motion at the committee meeting.
# portrait of an artist
'James Joyce did not wish to go back to Ireland': Head of Joyce Foundation says there would be 'resistance' to repatriation
Joyce is buried in a grave in Zurich with his wife Nora Barnacle and their son.
# Ulysses
Councillors table motion in bid to have James Joyce's remains returned to Ireland
Councillors say they want to honour his memory while others worry it would be a money-making exercise.
# food and drink
The Joycean pharmacy and Writers' Tears: why a whiskey maker is helping keep Sweny's open
The company said the pairing is a natural link.
# sweny's
A Joycean time capsule: This former Dublin chemist's shop has barely changed in more than 100 years
The pharmacy opened in 1847 and was in business right up until 2009.
# sweny's pharmacy
Dublin pharmacy made famous by James Joyce fundraising to help cover increased rent
Sweny’s Pharmacy, located at 1 Lincoln Place in Dublin 2, first opened in 1847.
# Bloomsday
'And then a rocket sprang and bang': We asked David Norris to read his favourite section of Ulysses
Happy Bloomsday.
# James Joyce
Nutty gizzards, free readings and bus tours: Here's your Bloomsday 2016 event guide
We look at the events celebrating James Joyce’s Ulysses, running from today until Thursday.
# Bloomsday
David Norris: The most common advice about reading Ulysses is 'absolute rubbish'
“If you’re bored or confused, forget about it, move on.”
# Bloomsday
6 emotions people who haven't read Ulysses experience on Bloomsday
It’s an emotional rollercoaster.
# beyond bloomsday
David Norris on Stephen Fry and replacing wombs with 'bazookas'
This is going to be one LIVELY conversation.
# bloomsday breakfast
Get the last of the nutty gizzards...
Why sitting down to a feed of “inner organs of beasts and fowls” is now an essential part of the modern Joycean celebration.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about Ireland beating the Black Ferns, Israeli boycott protests, and what Bernie Ecclestone has done…
# Dedalus in the water
Demolition of iconic Ormond Hotel is refused
The hotel is featured in James Joyce’s Ulysses.
# ulysseeeees
You will soon be able to walk around inside James Joyce's Ulysses*
*If this Dubliner’s virtual reality videogame reaches its fundraising target.
# Bloomsday
11 people who haven't read Ulysses either
It’s on the bookshelf but…
# Ulysses
Bloomsday breakfasts, walks, talks and music celebrate Joyce's iconic work
Events have been taking place all week to commemorate Joyce’s most iconic work.
# Bloomers
Prankster confuses his mam by autocorrecting her texts to a passage from Ulysses
A novel prank, we must say.
# Careful Now
People are losing the rag over three Irish books included in a "Best British Novels" list
James Joyce, John Banville and Flann O’Brien were featured in The Telegraph’s Best British Novels list.
# one for all
Muskehounds, Ulysses and Captain Planet... Republic of Telly's epic cartoon battle
Gonna take pollution down to zero…
Extract: Colm McCann on Dublin, Ulysses and friendship
“The book that I return to, when I return to Ireland, is always Ulysses… Death takes away a lot of things, but it can’t ever take away our stories.”
# Ulysses
17 tell-tale signs someone studied Arts at college
Greek and Roman Civilisations. So handy.
# Bloomsday
Look like Joyce? Well, get some Gorgonzola sandwiches and head to Dun Laoghaire
Bloomsday is a time if year when all James Joyce fans re-Joyce (sorry!) all over the world and celebrate his literary masterpieces.
# Bloom-ing hell
Central Bank's €46 'Ulysses' coin gets Joyce quote wrong
An extra word has been inserted into a line from the opening chapter of Ulysses, which appears on a commemorative coin.
Irish film actor Milo O’Shea dies aged 86
The actor passed away in New York. He is survived by his wife, Kitty Sullivan, his sons Colm and Steven and his three grandchildren.
# Joyce Tower
Joyce Tower set to reopen thanks to volunteer support
Staffing issues at Fáilte Ireland meant that the James Joyce site closed this summer.
# Challenge
Can you walk the length of Ireland without passing a pub? Let's try it out
Photographer David Blackmore is giving it a go. Do you think it’s possible?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
All the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Bloomsday
In pictures: a rainy Bloomsday across Ireland
A number of politicians – including the President of Ireland – have got into the spirit of things today.
# rejoyce
Happy Bloomsday: 7 facts about James Joyce and Ulysses
(Includes one obligatory fact about the eighties cartoon Ulysses 31)
# Your Say
Poll: Have you read Ulysses?
Today Ireland is celebrating James Joyce’s doorstop novel. But have you actually read it?
# Bloomsday
What the Blooming hell is going on today?
It’s Bloomsday today, celebrating the work of James Joyce. What’s going on around the country?
# Bloomsday
James Joyce in Paris: 4 things you may not have known
Ahead of Bloomsday, travel writer and broadcaster Manchán Magan went to Paris on the trail of author James Joyce – and was surprised by the things he learned about his time there…
# Bloomsday
Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin
The copyright restriction on Ulysses will be lifted next year, meaning an expansion of Bloomsday celebrations. If you can’t wait for the flash mob, this year’s Bloomsday will see a “tweading” of the book on Twitter.