Galway honour Nora Barnacle wife of James Joyce with a number of events around the city.
At Nora Barnacle’s former family home at 8 Bowling Green in Galway city, a plaque erected by the Old Galway Society is unveiled by writer and professor of English at University College Galway Thomas Kilroy.
While the plaque states that the house is Nora Barnacle's birthplace, she was in fact born in the nearby workhouse hospital.
Later the that day the biography 'Nora Barnacle Joyce: A Portrait’ by local historian Canon Padraic O Laoi is officially launched by the writer Benedict Kiely at Kenny’s Art Gallery in Salthill. The event is attended by Lord Mayor of Galway Michael D Higgins.
The venue hosts an exhibition of Galway photographs with a Joycean theme. Also on display is a Royal Tara Irish fine bone china bust of James Joyce.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 20 June 1982. The footage shown here has natural sound only.