"RETURN OF BLOOM
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.
The Penny journals catered to the revival of interest in the Gaelic-speaking past and its literature, and in a specifically Irish culture and identity (poetry, short stories, novels, music). The writing was of a high quality, including some of Mangan's best-known poems and translations. All three journals had large wood engravings by professional illustrators.
"- Telegraph! Racing special!
- 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)
"Usual blarney." (U7.984)

Blarney means deceptive nonsense, or smooth flattering talk. Blarney is a village in S. Ireland near Cork.
Blarney Castle (15c.) in Co. Cork is the site of the Blarney stone.
Kissing the Blarney stone is said to impart powers of eloquence and persuasion. It is a favourite tourist activity!
"Wonder is that young Dedalus the moving spirit. Has a good pair of boots on him today. Last time I saw him he had his heels on view. Been walking in muck somewhere. Careless chap. What was he doing in Irishtown?" (U7.984)
"RAISING THE WIND
- 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)
"J.J. O'Molloy pulled a long face and walked on silently. They caught up on the others and walked abreast." (U7.1000)
"-When they have eaten the brawn and the bread and wiped their twenty fingers in the paper the bread was wrapped in, they go nearer to the railings." (U7.1002)

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."
"- Something for you, the professor explained to Myles Crawford. Two old Dublin women on the top of Nelson's pillar.

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.
- But they are afraid the pillar will fall, Stephen went on. They see the roofs and argue about where the different churches are:" (U7.1004)

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.
"Rathmines' blue dome," (U7.1011)
Rathmine's blue dome is the Roman Catholic 'Church of Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners.' It was built in 1854 'in the greek style' by Patrick Byrne, and later extended by W.H. Byrne who added a portico and pediment. The pediment is inscribed 'Mariae Immaculatae Refugio Pecatorum.'
"Adam and Eve's, Saint Laurence O'Toole's. But it makes them giddy to look so they pull up their skirts..." (U7.1012)

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.
"THOSE SLIGHTLY RAMBUNCTIOUS FEMALES
- Easy all, Myles Crawford said. No poetic licence. We're in the archdiocese here.
- And settle down on their striped petticoats, peering up at the statue of the onehandled adulterer." (U7.1014)
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