James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is set on the 16th June 1904 and has become known as Bloomsday, after the book’s anti-hero Leopold Bloom. Both he and Stephen Dedalus journey across Dublin, experiencing all of life in one day. Meanwhile, Bloom’s wife Molly is in bed entertaining man-about-town Blazes Boylan.
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Romping through Gulliver’s Travels by At it Again! Launch
Join At it Again! to celebrate the launch of their new book, Romping through Gulliver’s Travels, in the wonderful setting of Books Upstairs Cafe on Thursday, 2nd March at 6.30pm.
Spend a fun evening with At it Again! who are the creative heads behind the Romping through Irish Literature series of pocket guides and related goodies which take you on a literary adventure, exploring Irish writers, their works and the places that inspired them.
Their new title celebrates Jonathan Swift’s 350th birthday this year. It is based on his mad trip Gulliver’s Travels. It’s a fun way to discover Dublin and follow Gulliver’s journey. Dip into it if you are embarking on Gulliver’s Travels for the first time or even if you are at it again! It distills the stories and features maps, things to do and see, titbits and great quotes.
Entry is free, but places are limited. Please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date & Time: Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 6.30pm
Location: Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier St, Dublin 2
Visit At it Again! at Showcase 2017
After being awarded a Highly Commended in the Best Gift category for graphic book last year, we are back for our third consecutive year at Showcase Ireland 2017 at the RDS in Dublin from 22-25 January. Come by our stand C16 in Design Ireland to see our new collections.
It’s time to celebrate Hallowe’en. Dracula will be your guide as you get sucked into a world of castles, crypts and climaxes.
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.