James Joyce – born 1882 in Dublin would leave Ireland already for ever in 1904. Only a few days previously he made the acquaintance of Nora Barnacle, his later wife. He would later make this day famous as Blooms day. He created his later life as Bohemian always dependent on the support of patrons and by his brother..
His few works have made a significant imprint in literature by his consequent use of the inner monologue. Most important works: Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake.
We move on towards the Liffey, which runs through the middle of the city. On the way we pass the statue of Daniel O Connell called „the Liberator“ . He is thought of as one of the most important politicians of Ireland in the 19th century and championed himself lasting for the equation of the Catholics and the secession of Ireland form Great Britain.
On the bridge across the Liffey we recognize an odd chimera dancing on an anvil. (rabbits are supposed to have magic power in Ireland) and ! our first true Irish girl (redhead) That she would also basically be our last one didn’t we know then. The assumption that she is studying at Trinity College, our next destination is imminent.