"Dorset street" (pronounced either DOR-set or Dor-SET) is a major thoroughfare in the north part of inner Dublin, running from southwest to northeast. Eccles Street, where the Blooms live, is a short street just inside the North Circular Road, whose eastern end marks the junction of Upper and Lower Dorset Streets. The pub owned by "Larry O'Rourke" sits on the corner of Dorset and Eccles, while "Dlugacz's" shop is on Upper Dorset Street, farther south toward the river. Bloom's food-finding jaunt on Dorset Street in Calypso reappears as a food fight in Circe, and in Sirens the approach of Boylan's carriage to Eccles Street is signaled by the phrase, "Jingle into Dorset Street."

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William York Tyndall's photograph of the pub at the corner of Eccles and Dorset Streets, formerly Larry O'Rourke's, viewed from Dorset Street, looking toward Bloom's front door on Eccles. Source: The Joyce Country.

The building that formerly housed St. Joseph National School, now St. Raphael's Private Clinic, an extension of the nearby Mater Misericordiae Hospital. Source: Gareth Collins.

Still a pub, O'Rourke's today is the Aurora. Source: Gareth Collins.

Detail of Bartholomew's Plan of Dublin, 1900. The Mater Misericordiae hospital is at the northwest end of Eccles Street, whose southeastern end marks the junction of Lower and Upper Dorset Streets. Source: David Pierce, James Joyce's Ireland.