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The Gold Cup & the Rank Outsider by Senan Molony

  • The Leeson Lounge 148 Leeson Street Upper Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

A witty meditation on Joyce’s perennial championing of the underdog. Hope you didn’t throwaway your boaters. 
Dedicated to the memory of Joe Byrne, whose betting shop was an integral part of 20th century life in the area. The shop’s signage on the façade of 142 Upper Leeson Street still draws the punter’s eye, 100 years after it first opened for business.

Senan Molony is the Political Editor of the Irish Daily Mail and the author of a number of historical works, including ‘The Phoenix Park Murders,’ and several books on the RMS Titanic and related ships. He appeared in TV and radio maritime documentaries, including with Channel 4, BBC, RTE, and the History Channel. He lectured last year in the Leeson Lounge on Ulysses, and is a devotee of all things Joyce, although still all at sea when it comes to Finnegans Wake.

Sponsored by Upper Leeson Street Area Residents Association.

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