Jonathan Swift

Happy Birthday, Jonathan Swift!

Happy Birthday, Jonathan Swift!   This month celebrates the author’s 350th birthday and we chose Jonathan Swift’s mad trip, Gulliver’s Travels as our latest pocket guide to Irish literature.   Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, have one thing in common – most people don’t realise that they were Irish. As the author Continue reading


Bringing Dubliners to Life

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 Continue reading


Christmas Card by At it Again! based on The Dead from James Joyce's Dubliners

At it Again! Christmas Card featured on the Daily Edge

“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. Continue reading


James from At it Again! reads Ulysses by James Joyce

How I learnt to love Ulysses

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 Continue reading


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 Continue reading