Reading Groups
Dedicated to the works of James Joyce, our reading groups bring together people who love Irish literature and its limitless potential for discussion, learning and self-discovery.

Finnegans Wake or The Boaters and Sifters of ALP

Inaugurated in March 2015, the group meets on the third Wednesday of every month.

  • April 27 (Special Blue Met Event), May 17, June 21
  • 19:00 to 20:30
  • Westmount Public Library, 4574 Rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1G1 I #24 (bus stops at corner of Lansdowne)

Catch Up! Last time, we reached the middle of page 22. Here, Grace O’Malley makes a third appearance. Let’s pick up the threads of her abromette and wind up the third charm in this tale of Grace’s revenge on Jarl von Hoother. Coming up, Grace spends a penny and kidnaps a child. Let’s start here — “So then she started raining, raining, and in a pair of chargers, she was back again …”

Finnegans Wake (PDF/630 pages)

Contact: Kevin Wright, 514-341-3945, or


Brand new — group leaders, Megan Abley and Dominic Richard, will create a welcoming discussion-based environment designed to help everyone deepen their understanding of this penetrating and mysterious novel. Join a supportive community of first-time readers and readers revisiting the text. Bring your copy of the novel; we recommend the Penguin Edition (1992).

  • April 29 (Special Blue met Event), May 4, May 11
  • 19:00 to 21:00
  • School of Irish Studies at Concordia University — Thomas McEntee Reading Room, Hall Building, elevator to Room 1001.1, 10th floor I Guy-Concordia Metro

Ulysses (PDF/ 666 pages)

Contact: Megan Abley or Dominic Richard at

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