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Bloomsday.

Postby grammer » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:14 am

Soon it will be Bloomsday -the 16th-22nd. June
What a load of aul' pretentious rubbish.
Sandycove businesspeople celebrating and making money off a fictitious character
the originator of the fictitious character -"Leopold Bloom" -James Joyce did not even live in Ireland
having left the country in his early 20s-dont think he liked being a West Brit.
so why do middle and upper class twits walk around in straw hats,stripey collarless shirts and braces and their womenfolk dress up in their great grandmothers old dresses -when they wouldn't be seen dead in that type of clothing for the rest of the year.

down to what's his names place for a fried breakfast -with black and white pudding etc -tripe even-
for gawwwds sake they would rather starve to death than eat that artery blocking stuff any other day of the week.
you don't see many of them going around celebrating Fionn mac Cumhille's (Finn McCool :lol:) birthday and dressed in all the old shirts capes and skirts --or even going around celebrating Davy Stephens Birthday

aawww I suppose it has something to do with money :lol: :lol:

your thoughts ???????
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby bugrock » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:45 am

your thoughts ???????
In A word(s) wuu wuu wuu FIONNUALA FLANAGAN
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby Sinead » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:28 pm

You forgot the lamb's kidney!
Have you ever tried to read the book? It is a load of s...e, there is no clarity
brevity or point. I have been told I should have it read to me and then it
will make sense.
You are right, it is all about money and how to get a bit of free publicity.
In Dublin this morning there was a crown on messager boys bikes and they
had at least 2 Gardaí on motor bikes leading them along St. Stephen's Green.
Tax payers money being wasted yet again.

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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby Gulliver » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:34 pm

I was in London when the movie version (b/w with Milo O' Shea as Leopold Bloom) came out. Saw it in a seedy little cinema on Dean St or thereabouts. Was highly underwhelmed. The Martello scenes were not shot in Sandycove. They were done in Sandymount.
Nearly every significant Dublin actor/actress was there, but AFAIK, it was never shown in Dublin, except in film clubs.
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby Strum » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:47 pm

Gulliver wrote: it was never shown in Dublin, except in film clubs.


I have it somewhere on disk. One of those freebie dvd's you get with the Sunday Papers. I enjoyed it actually. I'll try find it for ye if you're interested. ;)
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby Rocker » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:52 pm

bugrock wrote:
your thoughts ???????
In A word(s) wuu wuu wuu FIONNUALA FLANAGAN


What a lovely woman. We could be related . Her Macs came from Wicklow too.
We might have scant regard for James Joyce but many years ago we encountered a group from Trieste and when they heard we were from Ireland we were treated like royalty because of the Joyce connection.
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby grammer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:36 am

Still a load of aul' prentious tripe
Last time I was in the US -in a conversation one night my U.S. hosts (do yis like that -your not dealing with any aul' rubbish here :lol: ) in conversation brought up the subject of Ireland
the six of them had never been here for a visit or holiday -but they each claimed their ancestors came from Cork or Galway
=Galway _I reckon cos Bing Crosby sang about Galway Bay -
Cork -now I haven't a clue about that dontknow dontknow
but they had based their opinions on Ireland on the film "The Bleedin@ Quite Man"
In My opinion "The Quite Man" "Darby O'Gill" -"Finians Rainbow"-really did a lot to damage this country of ours
A lot of Amercians think the once you go outside the cities and towns here -
the countryside is full of little hills and little people -all wearing stove pipe hats -smoking long white clay pipes -little green suits and wearing brown brogues -
ahhh c'mon -we all know it's not like that -or do we?????? dontknow dontknow
but then there are all these immigrant ship replicas -haunted castles-heritage centres where the locals go around dressed in period clothing :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Bloomsday is another load of prentious Nora barnacles

has anyone tried offering value for money in the tourist trade I wonder
now that would be a novelty that could catch on
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:22 pm

I don't know,we have a world renowned writer,a winner of the Nobel Prize for literature and we think that he's a load of crap. You'll never beat the Irish,sure you don't have to,we'll beat ourselves. BangHead
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby Rocker » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:10 pm

You are right Denis...those people we met in Austria some years ago invited us to Trieste to celebrate James Joyce...they were having some big do and were sure we would like to go. Unfortunately we couldn't make it but he was a big hero in the town.
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby Sinead » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:37 pm

Denis, that is why people around the world think we are great, we can always give
out about our own. If an outsider were putting him down we would be there fighting
Joyce's corner for him. Anyone know what ever became of his siblings? It must have
been a fairly traumatic upbringing for them always trying to be one step ahead of the
rent collector, the school bill etc.

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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby grammer » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:03 am

Sinead wrote:Denis, that is why people around the world think we are great, we can always give
out about our own. If an outsider were putting him down we would be there fighting
Joyce's corner for him. Anyone know what ever became of his siblings? It must have
been a fairly traumatic upbringing for them always trying to be one step ahead of the
rent collector, the school bill etc.

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Your right there Sinead--just like the average Irish family from yesteryear and even today -
and our hero had no time for them-full stop and a comma (as they used to say)
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby Strum » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:00 pm

All locked! :lol:

Flann O'Brien, Patrick Kavanagh and friends set off on the historic first Bloomsday.

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Re: Bloomsday.

Postby keeper » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:19 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: too funny Strum :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bloomsday.

Postby Micheál » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:14 pm

Did I just see our mystery house?

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Re: Bloomsday.

Postby Strum » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:55 pm

Micheál wrote:Did I just see our mystery house?



Here M? Somewhere Monkstown/Seapoint???


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Re: Bloomsday.

Postby Sinead » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:38 pm

Not the mystery house, the panel over the door in the picture is oval .
These fellows were classed as 'loonies and drunken louts' when they
started this.

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Re: Bloomsday.

Postby Rocker » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:03 pm

Sinead wrote:.....These fellows were classed as 'loonies and drunken louts' when they
started this.

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I love that description. :D
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:06 am

Brilliant find Strum, ;) the feckin state of them :roll: ....could have done with seeing a dentist :lol: Is the last bit filmed in Glasthule ??
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Re: Bloomsday?????

Postby Strum » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:47 am

Snowhite wrote:Brilliant find Strum, ;) the feckin state of them :roll: ....could have done with seeing a dentist


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Re: Bloomsday.

Postby Micheál » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:07 am

That's definitely Goggins in Monkstown at the start but the rest looks like Sandymount to me.
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Re: Bloomsday.

Postby Sinead » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:29 pm

They did go out to Sandycove and the Joyce Tower. I think on the first
run they stopped at the Lincoln Inn for starters. All these men
were good p... artists. You would find Kavanagh in The Baily most
days, he and Behan hated each other with a passion.
Madigans of Moore Street was a great pub for those in Radio Eireann
before it moved to Donnybrook. I am sure Killer came across many
of them in his days in the GPO.

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Re: Bloomsday.

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:15 pm

Just came across the post. I didn't start in the GPO until 1977 so they would have been long gone by then. Often had a pint in Madigan's and I would have loven to listen to them, not sure if I could have kept up with their drinking though.
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Bloomsday event.

Postby Songbird » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:32 pm

Friends of The James Joyce Tower
Bloomsday Celebrations

Music at the Tower

Sunday June 15th 2014
Songs from The Joycean Era


With Lua McIlraith
At 1pm


I dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls Lass of Aughrim
Last Rose of Summer Scenes that are Brightest
Down by the Sally Gardens and many more

Courtesy of ” Dun Laoghaire Lilliput Players”

Friends of The James Joyce Tower
Bloomsday Monday June 16th

A Reading of the “Molly Bloom Soliloquy”
From Ulysses by James Joyce
In The Community Centre Glasthule Buildings
From 1 pm-4pm
With

Lua McIlraith Mo Hudson Ann Hickey
Courtesy of ” Dun Laoghaire Lilliput Players”
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Re: Bloomsday.

Postby Strum » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:13 pm

Hi Lua. Can anybody join the singing etc at 1PM or it all that already scheduled? Thanks.
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Re: Bloomsday.

Postby jwdalk » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:34 pm

I don't have any objection to Bloomsday, Caviston's go over the top about it, but I think that it's worth celebrating far more than Arthur's Day, which to me is a complete marketing scam.
Here's a link to the story of Strum's video. It seems a shame that any hope of marking the fiftieth anniversary with was ruined by asking two alcoholics
in Patrick Kavanagh and Flann OBrien along.

http://www.openculture.com/2013/07/the- ... msday.html

BTW. I've a copy of that freebie Ulysses movie which I coincidentally watched over the holiday weekend. If anybody wants a loan just drop me a pm.
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