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Marking 100 Years of Ulysses with readings by actor Barry McGovern

in Conversation with Roslyn Hickey

L-R: Barry McGovern, Ruby Boland, Roslyn Hickey
DateThursday October 13th
Time7:30 pm
VenueRathfarnham Castle
Admission€8 / €5

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James Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses was published 100 years ago in 1922. 

To mark this centenary celebration South Dublin Libraries and the Red Line Festival present readings of Ulysses by acclaimed actor Barry McGovern.

Barry McGovern will be in conversation with Roslyn Hickey on all things Joyce including references to his relationship with Samuel Beckett.

For your entertainment enjoy musical stylings from classical soprano, Ruby Boland. 

Barry McGovern

Barry McGovern is a former member of the Abbey Theatre and the RTE Players. He has worked in Theatre, Film, TV and Radio for over half a century. He is perhaps best known for his appearances in the work of Samuel Beckett. He has played in Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Happy Days and Krapp's Last Tape and has frequently given readings from the poetry and prose. Films include Joe Versus the Volcano, Far and Away, Braveheart, Citizen Lane, Wild Mountain Thyme and A Sunken Place. He has recorded the complete Finnegans Wake for Naxos audiobooks and recently, ending on Bloomsday, read Ulysses in full over seven days at the Peacock Theatre.

Roslyn Hickey

Roslyn has worked in education for over forty years. She is a practitioner and not an academic. She regards lifelong education as a tool for empowerment, personal growth, pleasure, and as a stimulant to  pursue further study.  Over the years she has worked in Africa, Dublin  county and city, including  the Liberties where she was born and reared. Roslyn’s particular interest is in making literary works of  cultural significance accessible to enthusiasts who have been put off by their infamous reputation as ‘difficult’. Learning environments that foster collaboration, good humour and   mutual respect where   participants   feel comfortable to contribute, are the fundamentals that underpin her practice. Many of Roslyn’s participants have  built- up their  confidence and used her courses as springboards to progress  onto further and higher education.

Ruby Boland

The 18 year old soprano from Clane, Co. Kildare is a student at Newbridge Vocal Academy where she studies classical singing, repertoire and performance under the tutelage of Owen C Lynch. Recent successes for Ruby include first place in the Feis Ceoil U14, U16, U18 and the Junior Recital at the 2019 Dublin Feis Ceoil. Recent solo engagements include a concert in the National Concert Hall John Field Room, performances with the Owen C Lynch Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra, The Baldonnel Singers and the St.Cecilia Singers, Dublin.