James from At it Again! reads Ulysses by James Joyce

How I learnt to love Ulysses

James from At it Again! reads Ulysses by James Joyce

James from At it Again! reads Ulysses by James Joyce

First Impressions

When I was in school, we had a book of English prose examples which included an extract from the Aeolus section in Ulysses. At the time, even without the context of the rest of the book, there was something remarkable about it. The writing was so rich and evocative that it has stayed with me ever since. Here’s a section from the original, where a bunch of newspaper men are talking and one of them paraphrases a speech.

…When Fitzgibbon’s speech had ended John F Taylor rose to reply. Briefly, as well as I can bring them to mind, his words were these. Continue reading


Christmas Shipping Dates for At it Again! literary gifts

Christmas Shipping Dates

Christmas time is here and our goodies make perfect gifts and stocking fillers for book lovers, travelers and loved ones abroad as a keepsake of Irish culture.

If you are planning to buy from us online, please be aware of the last shipping dates for Christmas for your country:

Ireland 21st December 2016
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Europe standard letters 19th December 2016
Europe standard parcels 13th December 2016
USA standard letters 12th December 2016
USA standard parcels 9th December 2016
Rest of World 7th December 2016

We are looking forward to receiving your orders and send our little goodies on their way to you.


Romping through Dracula by At it Again!

How to celebrate Halloween – Dracula style

It’s time to celebrate Hallowe’en. Dracula will be your guide as you get sucked into a world of castles, crypts and climaxes.

1 Clontarf

Bram Stoker’s Gothic tale begins with Jonathan Harker travelling to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania. Take a trip to the coastal suburb of Clontarf on Dublin’s northside. See Bram Stoker’s birthplace at 15 Marino Crescent with its blood red door.

2 Castle Dracula

Jonathan is welcomed to the Count’s castle by a strange elderly man. Enter Dracula’s other castle in Clontarf, with its labyrinthine corridors that take you to the Castle Graveyard magic show. Watch your step.

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Oscar Wilde Dublin Walk Map from Romping through Dorian Gray by At it Again!

10 Things to do in Dublin inspired by Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s famous Gothic novel about the wish for eternal youth and its terrible consequences. As the evenings grow shorter it is a perfect tale to read in the run up to Hallowe’en. The following 10 things will help you bring The Picture of Dorian Gray to life in Oscar Wilde’s hometown of Dublin.

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Trinity Welcome Village

 

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At it Again! kicked into touch at the Trinity Welcome Village from 1st – 3rd September. The event was organised for the Aer Lingus College Football Match between Boston College and Georgia Tech.

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Over the three days we entertained visitors including the Lord Mayor of Dublin with our literary shenanigans from quizzes to readings from the original books in our Romping through Literature collection. Continue reading