Volunteer Inn re-opens with Irish celebration

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THE Volunteer Inn in Lyme Regis re-opened on Friday with discounted drinks to mark James Joyce Day.

The popular Volly reopened following a short closure due to licensing issues and it was a real celebration, marking the birthday of famed Irish writer James Joyce.

The Irish-theme bar in Broad Street held a ‘Happy Day’ to mark the occasion, with discounted drinks throughout Friday.

Joyce, the novelist widely-regarded as one of the most influential and important writers of the 20th century, was born in 1882 on February 2nd. His 40th birthday was the occasion when his most celebrated work, ‘Ulysses’, was first published in its entirety – on 2/2/22.

Above, former landlady of the Volunteer Inn, Dinah O’Donnell, pictured in her late husband Joe O’Donnell’s chair, reads the work of James Joyce along with regular and LymeOnline writer Geoff Baker

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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