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Kieran McBride presents some Oliver St. John Gogarty Poems

Kieran McBride presents some Oliver St. John Gogarty Poems

Hmmm… while it seems so benign, there are clearly some worrying aspects to Zoom meetings. Some questions to be asked. Some things that need to be cleared up. For example:  are these meetings secure? If reports are to be believed, there is a grave danger that our...

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Three Joycean Films by Bruce Arnold – a Bloomsday Treat

Three Joycean Films by Bruce Arnold – a Bloomsday Treat

The Friends of Joyce Tower Society (FJT), in collaboration with DLR Lexicon, is delighted to offer you a unique opportunity to see three rarely screened films on the life and work of James Joyce as part of its Virtual Bloomsday celebrations. The films are: 'The...

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Heinz Lechleiter takes us on a Magical Mystery Tour

Heinz Lechleiter takes us on a Magical Mystery Tour

It must be noted that, as our prowess at this Zoom app thingy continues to reach ever higher standards, so too does the quality of our pre-session chitchat. With other members noticing the various alarming and deteriorating coiffure among fellow participants as they...

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FJT Zoom Group – Patricia Cronin introduces JG Farrell

FJT Zoom Group – Patricia Cronin introduces JG Farrell

Well, it’s week whatever of lock-down (seems like years!) and we’re all in dire need of a haircut, we’re going stir crazy and we’re beginning to question the very origins of this pandemic that has changed our lives for the foreseeable future. Cue the conspiracy...

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Joseph Campbell, Jean Erdman & James Joyce – Mary MacKenna

Joseph Campbell, Jean Erdman & James Joyce – Mary MacKenna

It occurs to me that the start of a Zoom meeting is a bit like the beginning of an orchestral performance. Firstly, there is the tuning of various instruments. This equates, in Zoom, to the various greetings and welcomes to the session and the small-talk of the...

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Margaret Weatherill – 3 Poems

Margaret Weatherill – 3 Poems

Wow, we’re really getting the hang of this Zoomy thingy at last.   Whilst virtual meetings are terrific (and a great way to keep in touch), the key benefit of the FJT sessions is, of course, that we get an opportunity to judge fellow members by the backgrounds...

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Liz McManus says, ‘Everyone has a story to tell’.

Liz McManus says, ‘Everyone has a story to tell’.

It is, of course, an outrage to see the introduction of draconian and oppressive measures that encroach upon our basic human rights. No, not the recently introduced Garda powers (sadly necessitated by a selfish minority), but the power assumed by Andrew Basquille,...

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