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"Enchanting Ireland"... Take an artistic journey to the Emerald Isle as seen through the eyes and palette of American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. A collection of paintings and adventures inspired by two trips Bernie and his wife, Tami, took to the Emerald Isle. The first trip was in 2008 and the second was in 2014.

Bernie has been blogging their adventures and the background of this collection on this blog... browse around and enjoy yourself.

Paintings are available for purchase... Click HERE to see the collection, availability, and prices.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Bloomsday!

Today is Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Happy Bloomsday!
James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, was set entirely on this day in 1904 in    Dublin, Ireland, following the travails of Leopold Bloom. Joyce fans widely celebrate this day as Bloomsday with readings from the book, dramatizations and pub-crawls.
Bloonsday Festival, Dublin
June 16, 2008

Tami and I celebrated Bloomsday in this fashion on June 16th, 2008 in Dublin.

We enjoyed the festival and a pint at the Brazen Head which Joyce was know to frequent.

Bernie and Tami celebrating Bloomsday at the Brazen Head...
Ireland's oldest pub... established in 1198 AD.

Janes Joyce
James Joyce famously referenced The Brazen Head in his book Ulysses:

"Corley, at the first go-off, was inclined to suspect it was something to do with Stephen being fired out of his digs for bringing a bloody tart off the street. There was a dosshouse in Marlborough street, Mrs Maloney's, but it was only a tanner touch and full of undesirables but M'Conachie told him you got a decent enough do in the Brazen Head over in Winetavern street..."