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 the 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.

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Detail from Ordnance Survey map showing Denzille Street (red arrow), St. Andrew's Church (blue), Hamilton Row (brown), South Cumberland Street (black), and the route (green) that Stephen and his medical chums follow from the National Maternity Hospital (23) to Burke's pub (22), then back to Denzille Lane (orange), and onward to the Westland Row train station. Source: James Joyce Centre, "So this is Dyoublong?"

Portrait of James Carey by an unknown engraver, published in 1883 and held in the National Portrait Gallery, London. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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

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