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.
Here are our top 5 tips to celebrate Bloomsday across the world. Continue reading
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 email@example.com.
Date & Time: Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 6.30pm
Location: Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier St, Dublin 2
Here at At it Again! we love stories that are closely linked to a city or place. It’s fascinating to be able to walk the same streets as the characters and imagining meeting them. Have you seen our graphic guide Romping through Dubliners, a fun and interactive take on Irish writer James Joyce’s fifteen short stories. The stories in Dubliners are fresh however many times you read them, never losing their power to unnerve you as they unfold.
At the moment, my favourite story from Dubliners is After the Race. It’s the one in the fast lane, where a Frenchman, a Canadian and a Hungarian take an Irishman for a ride. The boy racers are joined by an Englishman for dinner in a fancy hotel. Staggering out into the night, they bump into an American who invites them to his yacht for supper, dancing and cards. The stakes get higher as they drink a toast to the last big game. The Irishman knows he’s losing but he can’t stop… Continue reading
“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe.” – The Dead, Dubliners, James Joyce.
We swooned ourselves when we made it onto the Daily Edge with our new Christmas Card based on James Joyce’s short story The Dead from Dubliners. They have selected it as one of their wonderfully Irish alternative Christmas cards.
You can find the card here or at the following stockists:
You can also buy it directly from us if you would like to meet the Makers. Just look for us at the following Christmas Markets:
Our The one in the Snow print featuring the same image as the card is also available at the above stockists and markets.
Print from Romping through Dubliners by At it Again! – The one in the Snow
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.