Matthew Kane
, the Dubliner behind Joyce's Martin Cunningham ("accidental drowning, Dublin Bay") - whose life and adventures were explored for JJON by his grandson Chris Kane.
My father, Francis Joseph Kane, was born into a Catholic family in Dublin in 1895, the fourth child of Matthew Francis and Mary Theresa (née Kavanagh) Kane. My grandfather, Matthew Francis Kane, died tragically in 1904 at the age of 39, and found posthumous fame in the works of James Joyce..."
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"O'Callaghan [...] was in the habit of ostentatiously sporting in public a suit of brown paper (a fact). The “suit of brown paper” was more than an urban myth at the end of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century. The expression itself was not unknown earlier"
Find out about brown-paper suits here

Pronouncing Joyce: listen to the names in a modern Dublin pronunciation:                         (more here)
Comings and goings: Joyce and the OED  (more here)

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Photo credit: Matthew Kane - Kane Family collection

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