13-16 June 2024

Yes, Yes yes, For the Love of Joyce

Joyce managed to raise the banal, ordinary events of one day in Dublin, 16th June 1904, to the level of poetry. Devoting each episode in Ulysses to a particular subject or profession – education, philosophy, shopkeeping, undertaking, drama, music, economics, bartending – there’s something in it for everyone. It’s truly a book about everything.  He wrote the book about Everyman and Everywoman to be read by Everyman and Everywoman. To celebrate this Bloomsday, we are going to ask our panel what Ulysses means to them. What does it mean to you?   

Mary Costello, Nuala O’Connor, and David Baddiel with David McWilliams