John Ryan
 

 

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John Ryan 1925-1992

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Born in Dublin. The inscription on his gravestone describes him as a writer and an artist. He also founded and edited The Envoy and it was a special Joyce issue that led to the first Bloomsday celebrations in 1954, the 50th anniversary of Leopold Bloom’s wanderings through Dublin on the 16th June. Others involved in the first celebrations included Patrick Kavanagh, Anthony Cronin, Flann O’Brien, Tom Joyce and a few other friends and colleagues. Ryan also edited The Dublin Magazine 1970-1975 and was editor of A Bash in the Tunnel. His other works include Remembering How We Stood and A Wave of the Sea. He is buried in Dublin.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book