Happy Bloomsday from the home of “Balbriggan buckskins”June 16, 2018 ADMIN 0
Bloomsday celebrates the 16th June 1904, which is the day depicted in James Joyce’s world famous novel, Ulysses.
Did you know that Balbriggan’s world famous stockings, made by Smyco, and called “Balbriggans”, feature in the novel? The fearsome character, the Citizen, is described as wearing a purple pair of them and, in doing so, Joyce immortalised these award winning Balbriggan creations (also worn by Queen Victoria).
Happy Bloomsday from the home of “Balbriggan buckskins”
“Beneath this he wore trews of deerskin, roughly stitched with gut. His nether extremities were encased in high Balbriggan buckskins dyed in lichen purple, the feet being shod with brogues of salted cowhide laced with the windpipe from the same beast”. James Joyce, Ulysses