Bloomsday2023

Ulysses. James Joyce. 2023 Young Writers annual Competition from the Museum of Childhood Ireland and Marsh’s Library Dublin.  The Museum of Childhood Ireland and Marsh’s Library, Dublin are delighted to announce that our finalists in the Bloomsday Young Writers Competition 2023 are!… 🎉 Sinéad, age 18, Co Dublin Wai Man, age 16, Dublin Angel, age… Continue reading Bloomsday2023

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Bloomsday 2022 Centenary Writing Competition(BC)

Winner and Runners-Up 1st Place: Angel, Age 15, St. Thomas Catholic College, Sri Lanka. 2nd Place: Alex, Age 13, Tipperary, Ireland. 3rd Place: Ruairí, Age15, Dublin, Ireland. Shortlisted Authors (Alphabetical Order) Arty, Age 12, St Columbas NS, Dublin, Ireland. Juliette, Age 9, Kildare, Ireland. Katie, Age 15, Edenderry, Ireland Mark, Age 15, Sri Lanka. Min… Continue reading Bloomsday 2022 Centenary Writing Competition(BC)

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BC 1 A Stolen Voice

By Angel Death wants you to be petrified but the frightfully alarming thing is silently hoping for death. This is the story of the girl that was. This is the story of how I put her to sleep for eternity. Today, my woods are sombre; the singing birds sing miserable melodies, the trees look gloomy,… Continue reading BC 1 A Stolen Voice

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BC 2 Love Loves to Love Love

By Alex Finally! I’d found the treasure I’d been searching for all day. As I opened the lid, the warm setting sun glinted upon the golden adornation of the chest…  Earlier:  At my feet were; blankets, a map (that my granny O’Brien had told me led to a treasure), and a picnic with enough sausage… Continue reading BC 2 Love Loves to Love Love

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BC 3 Barleycove Beach

By Ruairí I swung open the heavy red door before me and sighed, taking in the landscape, feeling something akin to relief. Relief perhaps, that the rolling green hills and rocky outcrops that defined West Cork had met my eyes, in place of the uniform pavements and towering structures of Dublin City. I had always… Continue reading BC 3 Barleycove Beach

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BC On Time

By Arty This is the boring story about how I got to go to school I know no one got to listen to this but also no one wanted to read James Joyce’s thing but look it now so here is a really boring story about how I got to school. It started off like… Continue reading BC On Time

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BC A Day in Blooms Park!

By Juliette On the 16th of June2022 which to be honest I thought was going to be a normal day turned into a real adventure!   At 10am in the morning when I went to the bathroom to brush my teeth, I opened the door but instead of seeing my bathroom I saw a big meadow… Continue reading BC A Day in Blooms Park!

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BC Simple Pleasures

By Katie I wake up mid-morning, as the gentle sun bounces through my window. I can hear the birds’ tweet as I drag myself out of bed. I walk down the hallway to the kitchen, where my family is seated around the table. Poached eggs with salt on top sit on slices of brown bread… Continue reading BC Simple Pleasures

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