Mr Bloom, breathless, caught in a whirl of wild newsboys near the offices of the Irish Catholic and Dublin Penny Journal, called:
- Mr Crawford! A moment!" (U6.962)
Three Irish 'Penny' periodicals were published in the 19c. The Dublin Penny Journal (1832 - 36) was short-lived but its circulation reached a remarkable 50,000 copies. It was followed in 1840 by The Irish Penny Journal, and in 1841 by The Irish Penny Magazine.
- What is it? Myles Crawford said, falling back a pace.
A newsboy cried in Mr Bloom's face:
- Terrible tragedy in Rathmines! A child bit by a bellows!" (U7.966)
Blarney means deceptive nonsense, or smooth flattering talk. Blarney is a village in S. Ireland near Cork.
- Nulla bona, Jack, he said, raising his hand to his chin. I'm up to here. I've been through the hoop myself. I was looking for a fellow to back a bill for me no later than last week. Sorry, Jack. You must take the will for the deed. With a heart and a half if I could raise the wind anyhow." (U7.995)
From a Dublin guide (1895): "No stranger should fail to ascend Nelson's Pillar, as from its summit, which is securely railed through, a map-like view of the surrounding city and delightful panorama of the neighbouring country may be obtained. To the north, in clear weather, the Carlingford and Mourne mountains, in the county of Down, are distinctly visible; to the east is Dublin Bay; to the south, Killiney and the Wicklow mountains, extending far into the distance; and to the west are the Dublin hills, with their beautiful wooded bases stretching towards the rich plains of Meath and Kildare."
SOME COLUMN! - THAT'S WHAT WADDLER ONE SAID
A PC showing the view from the top of Nelson's pillar (1920s), looking towards Upper Sackville street.
A PC published by Hely's showing the view from the top of Nelson's pillar (1903), looking towards Lower Sackville street. We can see the statues of Sir John Gray and O'Connell. This photo was taken during the Royal Visit to Dublin in July 1903, the city lavishly decorated for the occasion.
I do not have (yet) an image of St Laurence of Toole's church, but this is a photo of Father Thomas O'Donnell, who was its Parish Priest end of 19c.