Bloomsday – Ulysses – James Joyce on this day in Irish History

June 16: TODAY in Irish History:  James Joyce  James Joyce in For the Love of Being Irish


Today in Irish History: Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Chicago Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.


1864: Colonel Patrick Kelly dies at Petersburg

Tuam Co. Galway born Colonel Patrick Kelly of the Irish Brigade (The Fighting Irish) dies at the Siege of Petersburg while leading the Irish Brigade forward against a Confederate position.

Kelly had been one of the organizers of The 63rd New York Volunteers, known as the “Third Irish” at the start of the Civil War. He is buried at Calvary Cemetary New York along with fellow Irish officer Michael Corcoran and Dublin born Thomas Corcoran (no relation). Corcoran won the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Siege of Vicksburg.


READ: Excellent document on Colonel Patrick Kelly


The Irish in American Civil War

1904: (Or any June 16 is) Bloomsday when Leopold Bloom, the main character in James Joyce’s Ulysses takes a long rambling walk around Dublin.

In For the Love of Being Irish, author Conor Cunneen writes and reflects on James Joyce (illustration by Mark Anderson)

James Joyce in For the Love of Being Irish

Illustration of James Joyce by Mark Anderson in For the Love of Being Irish

James Joyce for the love of being of Irish

J is for Joyce in For the Love of Being Irish

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For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

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