Berkeley Street

"Berkeley Road" and "Berkeley Street" (pronounced BARK-lee) are two short, connected streets at the west end of Eccles Street. The former runs south for a couple of blocks from the North Circular Road, going past the Mater Misericordiae hospital and Eccles. Angling left, it then becomes Berkeley Street, which runs southeast for half a dozen blocks until, crossing Blessington Street, it becomes Mountjoy Street. In Calypso "Quick warm sunlight came running from Berkeley road" to greet Bloom as he leaves Dorset Street and approaches his home. In Hades, a couple of hours later, the funeral carriage in which he is riding "turned into Berkeley Street" after proceeding up Blessington.

John Hunt 2017

Detail from 1898 map of Dublin and environs constructed for Thom's Almanac and Official Directory, held in the library of University College, Dublin, showing Berkeley Road (blue) and Berkeley Street (red). Source:

John J. Clarke, photograph of a funeral procession passing along Berkeley Street, as seen from Blessington Street, ca. 1897-1904. Source: