High School

The "high school," "High school," or "High School" that Bloom attended as a teenager was the Erasmus Smith High School, a fee-paying Protestant institution sponsored by the Church of Ireland, known then and now simply as The High School. Today it is co-educational and located in Rathgar, but in 1904 it was a boys' school on Harcourt Street in south central Dublin, not very far from the house that Bloom grew up in.

John Hunt 2018

52 Clanbrassil Street (red arrow) and 40 Harcourt Street (blue), in a schematic map of the south central Dublin area of Bloom's childhood. Source: John Henry Raleigh, The Chronicle of Leopold and Molly Bloom.

The Erasmus Smith High School at 40 Harcourt Street, Dublin.
Source: ulyssespages.blogspot.com.

Boys leaving The High School, date unknown, from the main entrance featured centrally above. Source: ulyssespages.blogspot.com.