From the "parapet" atop the tower in Telemachus, Stephen looks northwest to where a ship is leaving "the harbourmouth of Kingstown." Kingstown lies several miles southeast of Dublin, very close to Sandycove, the rocky point where Mulligan's tower is located. Two immense granite walls project out into Dublin Bay from the town, forming an artificial harbor. In Nestor, Armstrong refers to one of these seawalls as "Kingstown pier."

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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.