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Special guests confirmed for National Library evening

Delighted to announce that the honourable Mr Ross Golden-Bannon of Food&Wine Magazine fame will be our very special guest tomorrow night, kicking off the readings from James Joyce’s Dubliners at Cafe Joly in Dublin’s National Library. Thanks Ross! And actress … Read the rest of this entry

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Guess who’s coming to dinner at the National Library?

A fat brown goose lay at one end of the table, and at the other end, on a bed of creased paper strewn with sprigs of parsley, lay a great ham, stripped of its outer skin and peppered over with crust crumbs, a neat paper frill round its shin, and beside this was a round of spiced beef. Between these rival ends ran parallel lines of side-dishes: two little minsters of jelly, red and yellow; a shallow dish full of blocks of blancmange and red jam, a large green leaf-shaped dish with a stalk-shaped handle, on which lay bunches of purple raisins and peeled almonds, a companion dish on which lay a solid rectangle of Smyrna figs, a dish of custard topped with grated nutmeg, a small bowl of chocolates and sweets wrapped in gold and silver papers and a glass vase in which stood some tall celery sticks. Read the rest of this entry

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