Back Issues is the blog from Jon Michaud and Erin Overby, keepers of the New Yorker’s library. They have the. best. job.
"On June 16, 1954, the fiftieth anniversary of the day on which the novel takes place, the writers Flann O’Brien (née Brian O’Nolan), Patrick Kavanagh, and Anthony Cronin participated in a pilgrimage to the Martello Tower in Sandycove, where the opening of the novel is set.”