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NORA and NUALA: A Celebration at St. Ann’s Church

Dublin One Book Presents:

Author Nuala O’Connor in conversation with Paula Shields about Nuala’s writing career with a special focus on NORA: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce (New Island Books) which follows the frequently tumultuous life of Nora Barnacle, muse and wife of James Joyce.

Dramatic readings from NORA from actors Adam Richardson and Niamh McCormack and three music performances by Moxie Sings, the acoustic trio of ‘Moxie’

Recorded in St. Ann’s Church, Dawson Street on Thursday 21st April 2022.


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.