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Published on 27th April 2022
Sirens and Songs with Nuala O’Connor, Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy
Listen back as Nuala O’Connor reads from and discusses her novel Nora: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce followed by musical performances by Sinead Murphy and Darina Joyce.
In sensuous, resonant prose, Nuala O’Connor has conjured the definitive portrait of this strong, passionate and loyal Irishwoman. This year’s One Dublin One Book choice, Nora is a tour de force, an earthy and authentic love letter to Irish literature’s greatest muse.
Nuala O’Connor is a novelist, short story writer and poet who was born in Dublin and lives now in Co. Galway with her family. She has published five novels and six short story collections, including Becoming Belle, Miss Emily, You, and Joyride to Jupiter.
Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher present a musical exploration of Nora Barnacle and her life with James Joyce. Sailing from ‘Dublin Bay’ they embark on an unconventional journey through life and love, full of passion and music, children and ever- changing European cities. But no matter where they lived, there was always a piano.
Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road Dublin 6. Time: April 5 at 6:00 pm
Nora and Nuala: A Celebration
Watch back and soak in the environs of the beautiful, Baroque surrounds of St. Ann’s Church on Dawson St for an evening of celebration and performances with Dublin City Council’s One Dublin One Book choice for 2022 Nuala O’Connor’s NORA: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce.
Author Nuala O’Connor is in conversation with writer and researcher Paula Shields as they discuss Nuala’s writing career with a special focus on her captivating novel Nora which follows the frequently tumultuous life of Nora Barnacle, muse and wife of James Joyce. The book is an intimate portrayal of their relationship beginning on that well known date of the 16th June 1904 and spanning decades and cities as they follow Joyce’s ferocious literary ambitions throughout Europe.
The evening will feature music from Moxie Sings the ever-vibrant acoustic trio of “Moxie” as their genre and rhythm melding tunes take us on a journey across the continents and characters. There will also be dramatic readings from Nora from Niamh McCormack and Adam J. Richardson.
Venue: St Ann’s Church, 18 Dawson Street Dublin D02 YV57. Time: April 21 at 7:00 pm