The Liberties

Ulysses glances frequently at "the liberties," a large area in the southwest part of central Dublin, and at streets in the area. In 1904 it was a blighted part of town whose tenement houses were crammed with unemployed and destitute people, prostitutes, criminals, middle-class citizens in danger of joining the underclass, and struggling immigrants.

John Hunt 2015

The Liberties, in the southwest part of central Dublin. Source:

Detail from a map of Dublin published in 1798, showing some of the streets mentioned in Ulysses. Source: