Ulysses contains many references to "barracks," beginning with Buck Mulligan's joke about his soap suds on the first page. As the capital of a subjugated nation with a long history of rebellion, Dublin in 1904 was quite literally ringed with military barracks.

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The Royal Barracks, after 1922 called the Collins Barracks and now part of the National Museum of Ireland, date unknown. Source: ww.grantonline.com.

The Marlborough Barracks, with troops conducting drills, date unknown. Source: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie.

1916 photograph of what had been the Linenhall barracks, set on fire by Irish nationalist forces during the Easter Rising. Source: source.southdublinlibraries.ie.

Map showing "all the Army Barracks around 1900 and 1916 under British Control." Source: forum.irishmilitaryonline.com.