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

The Unholy & Divided Trinity

April 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

That’s it for another year!

If you didn’t make it to the Palace Bar yesterday, then shame on you! You missed 4 solid hour crammed to capacity with the best bits from Brian O’Nolan, Myles na Gopaleen, and Flann O’Brien.

The Irish Times even saw fit to give it a mention here

But there will always be next year. See you then.

The only April Fools are the ones who miss MylesDay!

March 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

With only 4 days left to go, the excitement is building for MylesDay 2014.

Over 4 hours of Mylesian fun is planned, starting at 3:00 next Tuesday (1st April), in the Palace Bar.

Come for the entire event, or drop in and out as it suits you. It is a free event, but seating will be at a premium.

Hope you can make it!

The MylesDay Team.