Atop the Martello tower in Telemachus, Stephen looks northwest to where a ship is leaving "the harbourmouth of Kingstown." The suburb of Kingstown, today called Dún Laoghaire (Dunleary), lies several miles southeast of Dublin very near Sandycove, the rocky point where the tower is sited. Two granite walls, referred to as the "pier" in Telemachus and Nestor, project out into Dublin Bay from Kingstown, forming a large artificial harbor.

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Low aerial photograph of Dun Laoghaire harbor from the north, looking away from Dublin. Sandycove, Dalkey, and Dalkey Island are visible toward the upper left corner. Source: www.dlharbour.ie.

The East Pier at Dún Laoghaire. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The East Pier on Sunday. Source: www.dlharbour.ie.