Father Mathew

The buildings and people that Bloom sees on "the dead side of the street" in Hades are "Under the patronage of the late Father Mathew" because a statue to that man stands in the middle of Upper Sackville (O'Connell) Street, extending its hands in the blessing of alcoholic abstinence. Gerty MacDowell wishes her father had benefited from the good father's teaching.

John Hunt 2015

Statue of Father Theobald Mathew on O'Connell Street Upper, today. Source: Gareth Collins.

Closer view of the statue. Source: www.vanderkrogt.net.