Erin's King

The Erin's King, mentioned in five chapters of Ulysses, was a paddlewheel steamship used for sightseeing excursions in Dublin Bay from 1891 to 1900. For one shilling, tourists could sail around the Kish Lightship east of Dublin, steam over to Ireland's Eye on the other side of the Howth peninsula, and then return to Dublin. The trip took about two hours.

John Hunt 2023

The Heather Bell operating as a ferry, pre-1891. Source: