Monday, 27 May 2013


I had a very busy literary weekend of events. Firstly a walking tour with the Italo-Irish Literary Exchange, which took in Trinity College and Lincoln Place. Then I scooted off to the Faber Social at the Dublin Writers' Festival where I was reading. After that, the Stinging Fly's 15th birthday bash in The Clarence. And yesterday to the Botanic Gardens for a reading from the Italo section of the exchange. All of it was exhilirating and fun.

I am packing for my trip to the AEDEI conference in Spain, as I head off tomorrow, so my report on the weekend consists of pics as I am too busy to write anything. Hi to everyone I met this weekend and big congrats to Kevin Barry who did a mighty job of the Faber launch. Kudos, Kevin. Or, as my daughter Juno calls you, 'Heaven' :)

Catherine Dunne and Federica Sgaggio
Tour guide Pat Liddy and Jack Gilligan, IWC chair, at TCD
Anthony Glavin at TCD
Original front door of Finn's Hotel where Nora Barnacle worked in 1904, the year she met JJ
Sweny's Chemist, Lincoln Place - features in Ulysses - lemon soap? I bought some - yum!
In the window of Sweny's, a bust in a book of Joyce
Mia Gallagher in Sweny's

PJ Murphy, volunteer at Sweny's, a Joyce pilgrimage stop-off
Kevin Barry, Faber anthology launch, Smock Alley
Paul Murray
Little John Nee
Eimear Ryan at the Faber launch
Me reading 'Joyride to Jupiter' at the Faber launch
The wonderful Michael Harding
Pat McCabe
Writers Helena Mulkerns, Sara Mullen and Patrick Chapman at the Fly birthday
Dave Lordan reading at the Fly birthday

The fabulous Larry Beau at the Fly birthday
The Italian Writers reading at the Botanic Gardens


Emily said...

Looks like great craic :) good luck and safe travels tomorrow, hope Spain has warm sun and plenty of food!!


A brilliant, hectic time was had, Ems.

shaunag said...

Great photos, Nuala, they really capture the events. Good luck and have a ball in Spain!


Thanks, Shauna. It was great to be out with you and Tina and Joanne, Mario, Úna, Finbar etc etc.
N x x

Danielle said...

The Faber anthology is wonderful, isn't it? And it was great to see such a big crowd at the launch. Loved your character in his shopping centre train!

Tania Hershman said...

It looks hectic but wonderful! I could almost hear you all... ah but Ireland is such a literary place. Wish I was there more. Have a brilliant trip. xx

Rachel Fenton said...

There's a great atmosphere comes over in those pics, Nu - thanks for sharing them. Have a fab time in Spain!