Irreverent humor is part of the life-blood of Irish conversation, and (the country's remarkable piety notwithstanding) sacred cows are not exempt. Ulysses is full of jokes in which sacred things become gently confused with trivial mundane ones.

JH 2011

Sacred Heart of Jesus marble statue in Prospect Cemetery, Glasnevin. Photograph by Retro Stu in 2010. Source: www.flickr.com.