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Nora Barnacle and James Joyce: The Galway Story

A special event organised by Galway Public Libraries for One Dublin One Book 2022

Recorded in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway City, on Friday 1st April 2022.

Readings, conversation and music celebrating Nora Barnacle, her life in Galway and her role in the Joyce odyssey with Nuala O Connor, author of Nora: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce in conversation with Ray Burke, author of Joyce County, his book about Joyce’s links to Galway, facilitated by poet Emily Cullen. Throughout this celebration, the Nora-themed music by Carmel Dempsey, Tomás Mannion, Emily Greaney and Elizabeth Keane and a special premiere of the poem Nora Barnacle Speaks by Nuala O Connor with music composed by Roisín Mannion will enhance and highlight this west-east couple who eloped and had such a fascinating life in Europe.