Hay Festival Brings Excitement and Surprises to Kells in County Meath

Words By Geri Schear The international Hay Festival will be returning to Kells, in County Meath for a third year this […]

Irish Day Tours: History, Scenery, Lit & Laughs

By Antoinette Weil At Literary Traveler, we encourage our readers to travel. We specifically feature a varied selection of literary […]

Beyond Joyce: Exploring Literary Dublin

By Caitlin O’Hara As an Irish citizen with family in the southeast corner of the country, I have visited Ireland […]

Apps for the Adventurous: Dublin Ireland’s “Storymap”

By Jessica Ellen Monk A common frustration experienced by tourists on city-breaks is the feeling of being: “on ‘the wrong […]

James Joyce and the Golden Gate of Pula

By Sara Whitestone I stood in Portorata Square in Pula, Croatia, the late afternoon sun shining through the Arc of […]

Homesick and Happy in Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

By Sue Norton Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn operates, like so much of modern fiction, on planes of moral ambiguity and […]

He Can’t Go On, He’ll Go On: The Legacy of Samuel Beckett

by Mallory Sweeney I found, that the best way to get to know the artist, is to stare at the […]

Conjuring Yeats

by Wendy Hawkin If you are searching for signs of fairies, jet to Ireland, and follow the western trail of […]

James Joyce A Portrait of The Artist in Trieste

Trieste, Italy, is on the uneasy border where northern Italy flares out to touch Yugoslavia, with Austria hanging just above it like a storm cloud. It was James Joyce’s favorite city. I went there in 1983 to see what 500 years of Hapsburg rule (until 1918) on top of Italian rule had produced. Unexpectedly, it proved to be more interesting as Joyce’s city.