Irish Homestead

In response to Mr. Deasy's request that he place his letter about foot and mouth disease in two newspapers, Stephen thinks of the Evening Telegraph and the "Irish Homestead." The Homestead was a weekly newspaper of relatively small circulation, targeted at rural readers. Stephen names it because he knows that George Russell works there, and the novel seems to be obliquely alluding to the fact that Russell published Joyce's earliest stories in this newspaper.

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Front page of the Irish Homestead of 9 January 1904, in a copy held by the National Library of Ireland. Source: Bidwell and Heffer, The Joycean Way.

Joyce's first short story, "The Sisters," published in the Irish Homestead in August 1904, seen here in a bound edition . Source: www.olympiabookfair.com.