Thursday, 18 September 2014

Premiere of Joyce Short Film in Limerick this Saturday

This Saturday evening at the Limetree Theatre, Limerick as part of Limerick Writers Centre Annual Literary Cabaret.
Two Gallants movie with producer and director Carl Finnegan and friends 
Two Gallants screening
Reading of the original 'Two Gallants' 
Talk: Adapting Joyce to Film
Two Gallants is based on the short story by James Joyce.

Two Gallants tells the tale of Lenehan, a man down on his luck and pushed to the point where he'll do anything to get by and his friend Corley, a shady character who'll do just about anything to line his own wallet. With the help of Magda, a wide eyed young polish woman, Corley sets out to plan the heist of a wealthy Dublin family's safe.

Although primarily the story of two con men similar to the original short story by James Joyce. The film focuses on the tenuous relationship of the two men and the fear Lenehan has that his friend may desert him for his new female companion. Dublin is portrayed visually as a city where each individual is trying to get ahead of one another in the environment and also in every characters interaction. The film addresses themes and issues related to capitalism, emigration and homelessness currently found in Irish culture while still fulfilling its heist story origins.
Directed & Produced by Carl Finnegan
Screenplay by Carl Finnegan & Darren McGrath.
With exclusive music from Fun Lovin’ Criminal Brian ‘Fast’ Leiser.
Associate produced by Donal Thurlow, Mary Wogan & Darren McGrath

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Bloomsday in Bruff


 Official  Opening

10.30 am Main Street, outside James Joyce House
With Mick Lacey and Mary Harvey

Joycean Breakfast

11.00 am Church of Ireland, Main Street.
With Music, and Readings
followed by
Stroll in Sally Gardens ( park opposite church)
With more music and readings

Annual Joyce Lecture

2.00 pm Annual Joyce Lecture with Donal Thurlow
Old Bank Conference Room, Main Street Bruff
"Why Joyce is important"
"Michael Cusack, Cyclops and a defence of the Citizen"
Talk demonstrating accessibility of Ulysses

Gorgonzola and Red Wine

3.00 pm Music, food, readings and film
Clancy's Pub
Talk by Frank Prendergast 
Including placing of Flowers at plaque
Honouring James Joyce and George Clancy
End of Festival with singing of
"Loves Old Sweet Song"

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Friday, 13 June 2014

Festival Opening

Bloomsday in Bruff begins at 10.30am in Main Street, Bruff. The Opening Ceremony will take place outside James Joyce House, with Mick Lacey and Mary Harvey. Following the formalities, words and music we will walk down the Street to the Church of Ireland Building for a splendid Joycean Breakfast, with more readings and music. More details....  Later!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Latest news and it's good!

We are pleased to say that with plenty of offers of help Bloomsday in Bruff is back on. further details to follow. Any Joyceans willing to help with words or music ?

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Bloomsday in Bruff 2014

So sorry to announce that it appears that there will not be a community based celebration of Bloomsday in Bruff this year 2014. There are several small private celebrations! Check out Joycean@dftwaterfall extra Joycean information.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Joyce's Portrait on stage in Kilmallock this Sunday 8th March

The New Theatre & Richie Ryan Promotions present A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Following it's sold out run in Dublin, The New Theatre, Dublin brings James Joyce's early masterpiece to Friars’ Gate.
In the name Stephen Dedalus, he adopted in this, Joyce signalled his need to escape the nets he claimed Ireland would trap him in – religion and nationality. He would seek to fly “above these nets”. Unique among his contemporaries he laid claim for the artist’s freedom from such temporal concerns to “forge the uncreated conscience of his race”. Thus began his lifelong task of sketching the universal human condition he had observed around him in Dublin in the real lives of ordinary people.
In the course of A Portrait, which covered the first decades of his life, we see him creating his own individual aesthetic, as opposed to the dictates of the Church. He is already aware of the beginnings of new European writers such as Ibsen, and leaves Ireland to live mostly in poverty, but at liberty to seek nourishment from other cultures. The novel eventually published in 1916, contains some of the most dramatic scenes in modern literature.
Adapted by Tony Chesterman
Directed by Jimmy Fay
'imaginative and graceful… quirky and highly visual approach.' Emer O' Kelly, Sunday Independent
Charlie Hughes
Katie O'Kelly
Lauren Farrell
Marcus Lamb
Patrick O'Donnell
Tickets €15/€12

Monday, 6 January 2014


To all who follow this blog....    Lack of posts and interesting comment...  All missing for last few weeks....  Back with enthusiasm from tomorrow!