The 'Nestor' episode takes place in Clifton School (on Clifton Avenue in Dalkey) where Mr. Deasy is schoolmaster. Dalkey is a seaside suburb of Dublin, some 13km (8 miles) south-east of the city center. Known for its medieval streetscapes and castle, it was a major port for Dublin in the Middle Ages. Joyce taught history in Clifton School for one term in 1904. The school is today a private residence called Summerfield Lodge.