K. M. A.
— Will you tell him he can kiss my arse? Myles Crawford said throwing out his arm for emphasis. Tell him that straight from the stable.
A bit nervy. Look out for squalls. All off for a drink. Arm in arm. Lenehan's yachting cap on the cadge beyond." ([U7.977])
[Image courtesy of Tim & Christine O'Neill]
Blarney means deceptive nonsense, or smooth flattering talk. Blarney is a village in S. Ireland near Cork.
—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)
— 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
- 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)
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.