Rogerson's Quay

"By lorries along sir John Rogerson's quay": at the beginning of Lotus Eaters Bloom stands more than a mile southeast of his home, in the docklands near the mouth of the Liffey. As the chapter progresses he will move south from this starting point, away from the river, in an inland action that recalls the corresponding episode in the Odyssey.

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Bloom's home in Eccles Street (red arrow) and Sir John Rogerson's Quay (blue) on Leo Knuth's schematic map of Dublin. Source: Hart and Knuth, A Topographical Guide.

The working docklands on Sir John Rogerson's Quay ca. 1900, with waterside cranes visible. Source:

Ships docked near the Custom House on the quays across the river, in a photograph of unknown date. Source:

Sir John Rogerson's Quay in a 2013 photograph by William Murphy. Source: