Tomás Ó Flatharta

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Marriage Advice for Young Ladies – From a Suffragette – 1918 – Reflections on Bloomsday 2022

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“ Marriage advice for young ladies from a suffragette, 1918. The pamphlet is on display at the Pontypridd Museum in Wales. The suffragette is unknown.”

Source : Bernadette McAliskey’s fb page :

This is Bloomsday 2022 :

A favourite married man is fictional : Dublin’s “Everyman” Leopold Bloom, who had some roots in Hungary, the (anti) hero of James Joyce’s Ulysses, a tale of Baile Átha Cliath in one day.

When people tell you migrants have no place in Ireland remind them of this, shout out to the person behind these.

The father of Pádraig Pearse, who read the Easter 1916 Revolutionary Proclamation from the steps of Dublin’s GPO, was a free-thinker (no religion) born in England.

Here are a few more :

  • De Valera the son of a basque Cuban.
  • Parnell the son of an American .
  • Robert Emmet Briscoe the son of Lithuanian Jews
  • Albert Weeks Liverpool born son of Lithuanian Jews

“What is your nation if I may ask, demands the Citizen of Leopold Bloom in one of the best-known scenes in Ulysses. A good question, and one which a growing number of our citizens may find themselves having to answer some day. “Ireland, says Bloom. I was born here. Ireland.” But not before he has defined, under hostile questioning, what a nation is, by saying: “A nation is the same people living in the same place.”

Source :

Listen to Ulysses : An uninterrupted broadcast of all 29 hours and 45 minutes of this unique 1982 production of James Joyces classic work “Ulysses”.

Written by tomasoflatharta

Jun 16, 2022 at 9:05 am

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