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Ep 269 – Bloomsday Celebrations in Northampton and Peter Walsh’s Reunion Night

In Part 1… Gerry Molumby takes on the role of James Joyce at the annual Bloomsday celebration at the grave of Joyce’s daughter, Lucia.
As Gerry says, James Joyce, and in particular his novel Ulysses is one of Ireland’s biggest exports along with Guinness, and St Patrick’s day.
When Ulysses was published in full in 1922, it instantly became a focus of controversy. It’s story centres around Leopold Bloom and a single day in his life, 16th June 1904, hence Bloomsday!
In part 2… We meet Peter Walsh, originally from County Mayo but now living in Manchester. He’s celebrating his 84th birthday and as part of the festivities, organised a huge “reunion night” gathering for all his family and friends. Peter is famed for collecting Irish traditional equipment and memorabilia, such as iron stoves, pans and all things from yesteryear Ireland. It’s all part of keeping the Irish culture alive and well in the UK.
Join Peter for a night of entertainment at St Anne’s Club in Stretford with some special songs provided by good friend Kevin Prendergast.

For more information…
Find Gerry Molumby on the web, under Triskellion Irish Theatre Company
Find St Anne’s Club on Facebook @StAnnssocialclub

Watch the Irish in the UK every Thursday night at 7.30pm on SKY 191 or Freesat 162. Repeated on Tuesday at 1 pm

To advertise in the UK section of the show please call Martin Logan 07808 573 142 alternatively email martinloganmanchester@gmail.com