MylesDay 2022

March 16, 2022 § Leave a comment

Yes, it’s back! After a hiatus of 2 years, because of you-know-what, MylesDay is back on Friday 1st April 2022.

The location is the same: the back room of the Palace Bar on Fleet Street, Dublin.

The entertainment is better than ever, as you have not heard it for three years! A selection of fine performances by various dedicated Flannoracs, Mylesians and plain old fans of Brian O’Nolan.

Please note the start time has changed: this year we will be starting at the earlier time of 2:00pm. Though MylesDay aficionados will know that the seats go quickly. It is free to attend, but do arrive early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to MylesDay 2022.

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Mylesday 2020 – POSTPONED

March 17, 2020 § Leave a comment

Unfortunately, in line with the rest of the sporting calendar, it appears that Mylesday will become a victim of COVID-19.
It is unclear whether bars will even be allowed to open by 1st April, so the best approach appears to be to postpone Mylesday.
Once we have more certainty on the passing of the virus, we can look to reschedule the event for later in the year.

MylesDay 2020

March 9, 2020 § Leave a comment

MylesDay, the celebration of the life and works of Flann O’Brien/Myles na gCopaleen/Brian O’Nolan has traditionally been held annually on April 1st, in the Palace Bar on Fleet Street.

MylesDay had been held annually since 2011, so MylesDay 2020 will be the 10th edition.

This year April 1st falls on a Wednesday, providing an  excellent excuse for skiving off work for the afternoon.

The location, as ever, is the back parlour of the Palace Bar on Fleet Street, Dublin 2.

The start time is 3:00pm on Wednesday 1st April, with the event likely to run until at least 6:00pm.  Or until our vast collection of Mylesian material is exhausted.

The admission if free, but seasoned veterans of MylesDay will know to arrive early to guarantee seating.

We look forward to seeing you in the Palace Bar.

MylesDay 2019

March 19, 2019 § Leave a comment

MylesDay, the celebration of the life and works of Flann O’Brien/Myles na gCopaleen/Brian O’Nolan has traditionally been held annually on April 1st, in the Palace Bar on Fleet Street.

This year April 1st falls on a Monday, providing an  excellent excuse for skiving off work for the afternoon.

The location, as ever, is the back parlour of the Palace Bar on Fleet Street, Dublin 2.

The start time is 3:00pm on Monday 1st April, with the event likely to run until at least 6:00pm.  Or until our vast collection of Mylesian material is exhausted.

The admission if free, but seasoned veterans of MylesDay will know to arrive early to guarantee seating.

For those who are not adverse to change, we look forward to seeing you in the Palace Bar.

MylesDay2018 – It’s happened AGAIN!

March 8, 2018 § Leave a comment

As all MylesDay fans know, this celebration of the life and works of Flann O’Brien/Myles na gCopaleen/Brian O’Nolan has traditionally been held annually on April 1st, in the Palace Bar on Fleet Street.

Last year, in 2017, the date had to shift to the 2nd April.  And now, in 2018, lightening has struck again.  Due to the scheduling of a Leinster home game in the quarter finals of the European Rugby Cup on Sunday 1st April, it was felt that the presence of hooting rugby fans in the Palace would distract from our quiet contemplation of the genius of Myles.

So the decision has been taken to shift MylesDay to MONDAY 2nd APRIL (the Easter Bank Holiday Monday).  This has the benefit of allowing you to spend Easter Sunday at home with your family.

Nothing else changes.

The location, as ever, is the back parlour of the Palace Bar on Fleet Street, Dublin 2.

The start time is 3:00pm on Monday 2nd April, with the event likely to run until at least 6:00pm.  Or until our vast collection of Mylesian material is exhausted.

The admission if free, but seasoned veterans of MylesDay will know to arrive early to guarantee seating.

For those who are not adverse to change, we look forward to seeing you in the Palace Bar.

And once again, please note it’s April 2nd.

Not-Quite-MylesDay 2017

March 11, 2017 § Leave a comment

As all MylesDay fans know, this celebration of the life and works of Flann O’Brien/Myles na gCopaleen/Brian O’Nolan traditionally has been held annually on April 1st, in the Palace Bar on Fleet Street.

This year, the date has been shifted to SUNDAY 2nd APRIL.  The reasons? Many & complex, but suffice it to say they involve international rugby syndicates taking their revenge on Myles for the opprobrium he heaped on that minority sport over the years.

For those who need the details of why the date has been changed, they can be found here, in the Irish Times.

Nothing else changes.

The location, as ever, is the back parlour of the Palace Bar on Fleet Street, Dublin 2.

The start time is 3:00pm on Sunday 2nd April, with the event likely to run until at least 6:00pm.  Or until our vast collection of Mylesian material is exhausted.

The admission if free, but seasoned veterans of MylesDay will know to arrive early to guarantee seating.

For those who are not adverse to change, we look forward to seeing you in the Palace Bar.

And once again, please note it’s April 2nd!

MylesDay 2016

March 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

Has it been a whole year already?  Or is MylesDay being celebrated more frequently?

Despite the feeling that it could not have been a full year since we last invested an afternoon in celebrating the Life & Works of the great Flann O’Brien, it is only the vividness of the memories that makes it appear more recent.

It has in fact been the full year.

And now MylesDay is back for 2016.

Usual date (April 1st), usual venue (Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin Town), usual time (starting at 3:00pm, and running for multiple hours…), usual entrance fee (free).

And an unusually fine roster of enthusiastic Flannoracs & Myles Men, all dedicated to creating an excellent afternoon’s celebration of the life and works of Flann O’Brien.

There will be readings, performances, even a song or two, all from or inspired by Myles.

Or just relax with a Pint of Plain, and soak up the atmosphere.

The 1st April falls on a Friday this year, so most of you will probably be in a bar at 3:00 in the afternoon anyway. Which means there’s no excuse not to come along.

Get that date in your diary now.

MylesDay 2015 in pictures

March 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

If you were at MylesDay 2105, and would like to relive the memories.

Or if you are one of the wretched creatures who missed the unmissable.

The day can be relived in pictures here.

MylesDay 2015

March 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

Yes, MylesDay is back for 2015.

Usual date (April 1st), usual venue (Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin Town), usual time (starting at 3:00pm, and running for several hours…), usual entrance fee (free).

And an unusually fine roster of enthusiastic Flannoracs & Myles Men, all dedicated to creating an excellent afternoon’s celebration of the life and works of Flann O’Brien.

There will be readings, performances, even a song or two, all from or inspired by Myles.

Got a favourite piece yourself? Then come along and share it with the assembled throng of like-minded Flann O’Brien fans.

Or just relax with a Pint of Plain, and soak up the atmosphere.

Although the 1st April falls on a Wednesday this year, Myles was well known to make the effort to attend the Palace Bar on a working day. So there’s no excuse not to come along.

Get that date in your diary now.

Flann’s (still!) Yer Only Man

January 15, 2015 § Leave a comment

Fan’s of Mylesday will be very familiar with the performances of Val O’Donnell, a MylesDay stalwart.

If you cannot wait until the 1st April to get your Myles fix, Val will be performing his wonderful “Flann’s Your Only Man” show on Flann/Myles, at the Teachers’ Club Theatre , @36 Parnell Square from 27 January

Theatre@36 Parnell Sq

Tues 27th Jan – Sat 7th Feb 8.00PM*

Adm €12/€10 concession

Booking: (086) 853 4205

*No performances Sun 1st, Mon 2nd or Tues 3rd February.

FYOM January 2015