Joyce County – Galway and James Joyce

by Ray Burke


7 in stock


Genre:Galway and the West of Ireland / IRISH INTEREST



Foreword by Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland.

Written in an accessible style for the general reader, this book contains considerable new information, such as the first detailed accounts of the suspicious grounding of a passenger ship in Galway Bay in 1858, an event which gripped Joyce’s Imagination and features in Ulysses. It also gives fresh insights into Nora Barnacle’s influences on Joyce’s writings and his relationship with his tragic only daughter, Lucia, ‘a granddaughter of Galway’.


2022 marks the centenary of the publication of Joyce’s Ulysses ‘perhaps the greatest of all Irish artistic  achievements’ (Fintan O’Toole, the Irish Times 25/6/2019). Anyone with an interest in Joyce will be well aware of how he immortalised his native city, Dublin. His Galway links, the most notable being Nora Barnacle, may be a little less well known but are, nonetheless, significant as is beautifully captured in an updated edition of Joyce County by Ray Burke, first published in 2016 by Currach Press.