Mondays at the Mess: A Century of Ulysses

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Richmond Barracks, Monday 13th June

Mondays at the Mess is a series of talks at Richmond Barracks that celebrate the rich stories and experiences of the local community, past and present.

All of Dublin life is contained within James Joyce's book Ulysses, including the passing reference to Richmond Barracks life, “an Inchicore tram unloaded straggling Highland soldiers of a band”.

But what makes Ulysses so important, and how did it come to be? Frankie Gaffney will explore James Joyce and the book which put Dublin on the literary map.

Frankie Gaffney is the author of the novel Dublin Seven (Dublin, 2012) and presenter of the Dubliners Now podcast. He teaches literature and is especially interested in language and vernacular.

The talk will take place at Richmond barracks and you are welcome to stay for tea, biscuits and chats afterwards.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on +353 1524 2532 or email us at

Monday 13th June
€3 - €5
Richmond Barracks, Saint Michael's Estate, Inchicore, Dublin, Ireland

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