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Speaker Series: 
Sunday September 25th, 2015 Mr Bloom's Potato" 
Philip Mullen will discuss intricate details of Edwardian Dublin as they are reflected in James Joyce's Ulysses, as well as some of the things Joyce gets wrong. Philip Mullen is a Dublin-based independent scholar. UICC at 5pm. More information to follow. 

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The Irish Literary & Historical Society (ILHS) of the San Francisco Bay Area provides an open, nonsectarian, and nonpolitical forum for the presentation and discussion of Irish and Irish-American culture. The ILHS hosts a speaker series at which invited speakers explore Irish arts, literature, history, society, and culture. In March, the Society hosts its annual St. Patrick’s Banquet, featuring a guest speaker and an evening of Irish music, song, and poetry.More

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Myles Dungan in conversation with Colm Toibin at the Mechanics Library - Oct. 2014


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