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.
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,." (U7.1012)
In 1794, Lord Horatio Nelson lost his right eye at the siege of Calvi.
SPEEDPILLS VELOCITOUS AEROLITHS, BELIEF
- It gives them a crick in their necks, Stephen said, and they are too tired to look up or down or to speak. They put the bag of plums between them" (U7.1021)
He gave a sudden loud young laugh as a close. Lenehan and Mr O'Madden Burke, hearing, turned, beckoned and led on across towards Mooney's.
- Finished? Myles Crawford said. So long as they do no worse." (U7.1024)
SQUARE ON PROBOSCIS. SPARTANS GNASH
MOLARS. ITHACANS VOW PEN IS CHAMP
- You remind me of Antisthenes, the professor said, a disciple of Gorgias, the sophist. It is said of him that none could tell if he were bitterer against others or against himself. He was the son of a noble and a bondwoman. And he wrote a book in which he took away the palm of beauty from Argive Helen and handed it to poor Penelope.
Poor Penelope. Penelope Rich." (U7.1032)
Although the official name in 1904 was Sackville street, many Dubliners, likely Catholic and nationalist (including the narrator), already called it O'Connell street, the name it will officially take in 1924. This PC shows the view across the street from the GPO, which included the Imperial Hotel and Clery's Department Stores.