Denzille street

In Calypso Bloom recalls running to fetch the midwife from her home in "Denzille street." This street holds associations with more than childbirth. It and nearby "Denzille lane," encountered in Oxen of the Sun, also evoke the militant Irish nationalism of the Phoenix Park murders in 1882, connections brought near the surface of the book's consciousness by the typically Joycean device of a strange coincidence.

John Hunt 2018

Detail of an Ordnance Survey map showing Denzille Street (red arrow) and Denzille Lane (orange), along with route (green) from the hospital (23) to Burke's pub (22) and then to the train station via Hamilton Row (brown) and Westland Row (blue). Source: James Joyce Centre, "So this is Dyoublong?"

Map from a 2001 site plan to build an eight-story apartment complex on Fenian Street where Burke's pub was once located. Source:

Sign on Fenian Street, whose name was changed in 1924. Source: John Hunt.