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8th December | 13:00 - 16:30

Art of the Wake: Presentation and Collaborative Artwork

Explore James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake through visual art and participate in a collaborative artwork through storytelling.

You are cordially invited to an afternoon’s exploration of and contribution to of the work of Carol Wade, who has spent the past 14 years illustrating James Joyce’s notoriously elusive Finnegans Wake as she understands it, and who is on her second painting-route through the novel.

Carol will discuss her project of illustrating this rich and engaging novel from 1-2:30 in G010 Moore Institute Seminar Room, Hardiman Building. This will be followed by a workshop in the Seminar Room of the O’Donoghue Centre from 3-4:30.

James Joyce’s connection to Galway City has long been a matter of record. Indeed, he carried in his pocket a copy of the 17th Century Pictorial Map of Galway that resides in the James Hardiman Library of the University of Galway.

While Ulysses is a book that is very much rooted in Dublin life and Dublin ways, Finnegans Wake is a book of all Ireland, and, specifically, and Ireland that is part of Europe. References to Galway abound in the text, as we pass through Maamtrasna, Barna, Flaggy Bridge, Spanish Place, Tuam, Clifden, Coole Park, Salthill, Letternoosh, Letterpeak, the Claddagh, Prospect Hill, and Slyne Head in the voyage of this work. Any reader who has strolled Galway’s streets will find their own footprints in the book.

Event Date
8th December 2022 - 8th December 2022
Event Time
13:00 - 16:30
Event Category
University of Galway
City Centre
Event Address
University Rd,
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