JOYCE: THE MONAGHAN CONNECTION? Declan Gorman interviewed

Posted: October 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Patrick Kavanagh, Patrick McCabe, Mary O’Donnell, Evelyn Conlon… yes.  But James Joyce and Monaghan?  In advance of the performance of ‘The Dubliners Dilemma’ at the Garage Theatre on April 25th, blogger, publicist and himself a native of Monaghan, Alph Traynor interviewed Declan Gorman and discovered some hitherto hidden connections between James Joyce and a county he never visited nor mentioned in his work!

Patrick Kavanagh and Anthony Cronin led the first 'official' Bloomsday celebration in 1954.  Pictured here outside Davy Byrne's pub. Patrick Kavanagh and Anthony Cronin led the first ‘official’ Bloomsday celebration in 1954. Pictured here outside Davy Byrne’s pub.

Monaghan playwright Declan Gorman returns to the Garage Theatre next Friday, April 25th with his acclaimed one-man show, “The Dubliners Dilemma”, after a long absence.

While Gorman has returned to work on a number of community theatre projects, his last professional showing in his hometown was with his adaptation of Patrick Kavanagh’s ‘The Green Fool’ which proved very popular with local audiences on its national tours in 2004 and…

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