Mrs MacKernan

Among the many unpaid debts he lists in Nestor, consisting mainly of loans of money, Stephen also lists "Mrs MacKernan, five weeks' board." This was the name of an actual Dublin family (though they spelled their name McKernan) who rented a room to Joyce in the spring and summer of 1904. According to Gordon Bowker, the wife's name was Elizabeth. The house was on Shelbourne Road in Ballsbridge, just west of Irishtown.

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60 Shelbourne Road today. Source:

Shelbourne Road on Hannah Bailey's simplified map of Dublin.
Source: Chester Anderson, James Joyce.