Ep. 5 – Sweny’s Pharmacy

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P.J., Kelly & Jack

Kelly and Dermot sit down with P.J. Murphy and Jack Walsh, two volunteers who are keeping the legacy of Sweny’s Pharmacy alive.  Sweny’s, of course, is the location where Leopold Bloom bought his lemon soap. We talk the history of Sweny’s, their Joyce connection and the challenges of preserving Joycean landmarks in 21st century Dublin. P.J. even shares a song at the end. Donate to Sweny’s here.

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Volunteer Brigid Conroy and Senator David Norris at Sweny’s on Bloomsday 2017. (from Sweny’s Facebook page)

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A photo of the former Turkish baths in Lincoln Place, Dublin hangs in Sweny’s.

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Noir – S Strong & Boogie Belgique

Ep. 1 – Tom O’Leary

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Tom and Kelly on Bloomsday 2018

Tom O’Leary is an Irish-born actor and pub owner living in Portland, OR. He and Blooms and Barnacles host Kelly started the Ulysses Support Group (aka Book Club) together in 2017, and it is still going strong today! Kelly and Tom talk about why they love Ulysses, how to start your own Ulysses book club, Ulysses reading guides and why Ulysses helps Tom “go home” every time he reads it.

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Recommended Reading and Listening

  • The Bloomsday Book, by Harry Blamires
  • Ulysses Annotated, by Don Gifford
  • Ulysses audiobook, read by Jim Norton

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Noir – S Strong & Boogie Belgique