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Ulysses 100 - Happening 1

  • Thursday 17 February 2022
  • 6.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Admission free

Join us for a great evening of words, sound and music :

Conversation about the influences of colonisation and nationalism upon Ireland with artists Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Mairéad McClean and historian Ciaran O’Neill (further details below), in the lecture room

Musical reading of James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake by actor Barry McGovern, in the chapel

Performance by composer Roger Doyle chapel followed by sound installation from the Finnegan's Wake project, in the chapel

7.30pm to 9.30pm
Screening of Ulysses | Film, by Alan Gilsenan, in association with the Museum of Literature Ireland

Accompanied visit of the exhibition of artists' books inspired by James Joyce's texts in CCI's Old Library - Leo. J.M. Koenders Collection

Exhibitions to (re)visit all evening: A Nation Under the Influence, Following Ulysses and the Reading Ulysses installation.

Ulysses paints a portrait of Dublin as a fully integrated city of the British Empire but where the constant rumblings of the nationalist movement can be heard. This evening Ciaran O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin specialist in 19th century history, discusses the on-going legacies of colonial power and its corollary, nationalism, with CCI exhibition artists Ailbhe ni Bhriain and Mairéad McClean. The filmwork of the former looks at the mindset behind the establishing of the British Museum, and its wider influence on Ireland, while Mairéad McClean’s film piece captures the personal and the political in addressing her father’s internment without trial in Long Kesh prison, Northern Ireland, during the early 1970s.

And also: On 18 February at 7.30pm, screening of the documentary The Curious Works of Roger Doyle.