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May 22. 19.00 hrs
Talk. Blanchardstown Library, Dublin.

Mary Russell in Babylon   Mary Russell on Croagh Patrick   Mary Russell on the Camino de Santiago

"From Baghdad to the Camino de Campostela, via Croagh Patrick.”
Mary Russell talks about what gets her going.

May 24th: "It started small but grew big and before you could say blister, we were 13 and that’s a crowd." Solo traveller Mary Russell wonders if she’ll survive a group outing on El Camino de Santiago. Read more

May 24th: return visit to the Camino de Santiago de Campostela for a week’s walking from St Jean de Pied de Port to Logrono.

June 16: Bloomsday in Dublin. for events at the  James Joyce Centre and and  for events at the Martello Tower, Sandycove.

Ceremony in memory of Lucia Joyce. Northampton, England.  Details: Peter Mulligan
Northampton NN3 2BY

Tel. 01604-715793

June 21: celebration of Saharawi music and culture  with Aziza Brahim. London’s Southbank. Details

June 21-24th St John’s Eve: celebration of summer solstice in Oxford and elsewhere.

July 11: Boarding the sailing vessel, Alchemist, exact location unknown but somewhere near  Pompeii, to sail down the coast of Italy and across to Malta.


September 1st:  To Algiers and on down to Tindouf in the Sahara. This is a return visit to the tent cities of the Saharawi people who, exiled from their homes in Western Sahara, have been living in the desert for the last  25 years. They are not forgotten…

October 11:  Another visit to North Africa. For news of forthcoming projects relating to Monovea (Ireland), Ulyanovsk (Russian birthplace of Lenin) and Collioure (grave of Spanish poet, Machado), watch this space. Details later.

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