"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?
—Well, Mr Bloom said, his eyes returning, if I can get the design I suppose it's worth a short par. He'd give the ad, I think. I'll tell him..." (U7.984)
"K. M. R. I. A.

— He can kiss my royal Irish arse, Myles Crawford cried loudly over his shoulder. Any time he likes, tell him.
While Mr Bloom stood weighing the point and about to smile he strode on jerkily." (U7.990)


K. M. R. I. A. = Knighted Member of the Royal Irish Academy
"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." (U7.995)
"Sorry, Jack. You must take the will for the deed. With a heart and a half if I could raise the wind anyhow." (U7.998)
"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." (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.
"But it makes them giddy to look so they pull up their skirts...

THOSE SLIGHTLY RAMBUNCTIOUS FEMALES

- Easy all, Myles Crawford said. No poetic licence. We're in the archdiocese here." (U7.1012)
"— And settle down on their striped petticoats,." (U7.1017)