Wednesday, 9 January 2013

James Joyce in Bloom with help of Limerick National School!

James Joyce in bloom!

Next spring, when the bulbs bloom at the National Botanic 
Gardens, they will reveal a portrait of James Joyce six 
metres across made with 23,000 tulip and grape hyacinth bulbs.
Dutch experts worked alongside the staff of the Botanic 
Gardens to build the portrait over four days, jointly 
sponsored by the National Botanic Gardens, the Irish 
Museums Trust, James Joyce Centre in Dublin with the
 support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the 
Gaeltacht, Beechill Bulbs from Co. Offaly, 
Jac. Uittenbogaard & Zonen from the
 Netherlands and the Embassy of the 
Kingdom of the Netherlands.
A planting ceremony of the first tulip bulbs took place
 with the Dutch Ambassador Paul Schellekens and
 local school children from Scoil Mobhi primary 
school in Glasnevin Dublin and also from 
Saint Michael's National School in Limerick.

Monday, 7 January 2013

James Joyce Reading Group!

We are starting the Reading Group this month.........   and starting with the Short story "The Dead" from Dubliners... email or phone for further info. The aim and ethos is a relaxed non-expert group......  venue may be the Church of Ireland Building, Main Street, Bruff. Conversation and introduction may include showing of part of the John Heuston film. More details next week. 

The Dead, the celebrated short story from James Joyce’s Dubliners, is a recognised masterpiece.

This Christmas, the Abbey Theatre presents this classic in a new dramatisation by one of Ireland’s most important playwrights, Frank McGuinness.
The year is 1904. It is a snowy winter’s night in the city of Dublin. Gretta and Gabriel Conroy are among the guests at the Morkan Sisters’ annual dinner on the Feast of the Epiphany and the last day of Christmas. An evening of laughter, music and dance ends in an epiphany for Gabriel.
Joe Dowling, former Director of the Abbey Theatre, returns to direct a stellar cast of Irish actors in the must see theatre event of the year.

JOYCE HOUSE, the fictional Morkan sisters' home. 15 Usher's Island, Dublin.