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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Samuel Beckett

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# Artefacts
New James Joyce artefacts and personal letters donated to British university
Joyce’s grandson, Stephen James Joyce, and his wife Solange, have donated a collection to the University of Reading.
All time
# Samuel Beckett
Gardaí appeal for witnesses after clash involving large number of youths in Dublin
One person was hospitalised and later released.
# Legend
Director of Andre the Giant film on making Vince McMahon cry and the truth about Samuel Beckett
The legendary Irish playwright lived down the road from the star.
# military hardware
Controversy as Irish naval ship attends world's largest arms fair in London
The LÉ Samuel Beckett sailed from Cork to be at the event.
# Druid Theatre
Waiting for Godot: The enduring mystery of Samuel Beckett's most famous play
Druid’s production of the play will go on show at The Abbey this month.
# Dangerous
Criticism of 'daredevil' who risked his life to climb landmark Dublin bridge
Meanwhile, the Irish Coast Guard has said anyone planning water activities today should take appropriate precautions.
# taking photos
Lamb of God frontman attacked on Dublin quays ahead of 3Arena gig
Randy Blythe said he had his ‘bell rung pretty good’ as he walked near the Samuel Beckett Bridge taking photos.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we start naming naval ships after politicians?
What next, after the LÉ William Butler Yeats?
# essential reads
Rowdy Roddy Piper's legacy, Britain's barmiest fan and all the week’s best sportswriting
Also featuring a unique take on the recent All-Ireland SFC action.
# uselysses
Ireland's most famous writers have been turned into believable hipsters
James Joyce in a Vampire Weekend t-shirt.
# Samuel Beckett
Paris audience in "group hallucination" at the work of one of Ireland's literary giants
Beckett’s ‘Not I’ is an eight minute breathless monologue.
# writing to godot
"How slowly... Love, Sam": Read Beckett's intriguing postcards to his friends
Trinity has acquired the largest collection of Samuel Beckett letters ever for public sale.
# potentially lethal
Fleet-wide check under way after asbestos found on Naval ships
The LÉ Ciara and LÉ Orla are currently out of action as a specialist contractor removes the potentially lethal substance from the vessels.
Opinion: The cultural influence of Yeats, Beckett and Heaney stretches across the world
Culturally, these Irish writers belong to the world – but all of them saw life and used language from an Irish perspective.
# Bridge to Nowhere
"Software issue" to blame for rush-hour closure of major Dublin bridge
The Sam Beckett Bridge was due to reopen at 6am after overnight works. However, it only opened at 9am.
# Fair City
From 1000 AD to Samuel Beckett: Dublin’s bridges in 10 fascinating facts…
One city bridge once had an entire pub fall off of it. Another was driven to Dublin on the back of a truck…
# enniskillen
Winona Ryder "saddened" at having to cancel Irish festival appearance
The actress was due to appear at the International Beckett Festival but had to pull out due to a sudden bereavement.
# Sold
Beckett manuscript sells for €1.1 million
The 800 page working manuscript is of the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett’s first major novel ‘Murphy’.
# Samuel Beckett
Original manuscript of Samuel Beckett's first novel for sale
The handwritten rough draft of the modernist writer’s first novel – described as “one of the most important 20th century working manuscripts” – is expected to fetch up to €1.4 million.
# The Great Book of Ireland
UCC pays big price for a great book
The Great Book of Ireland (Leabhar Mór na hÉireann) has been bought by the college for $1 million.