Foundation stone

At the north end of O'Connell Street, the funeral procession in Hades passes by the site of an intended monument to Ireland's other great 19th century leader, which was to complement the monument to O'Connell at the southern end. In 1904 the monument had not yet been erected, so Bloom sees nothing more than the foundation stone: "Foundation stone for Parnell. Breakdown. Heart."

John Hunt 2015

The monument to Parnell today. The Rotunda can be seen in the background. Source:

The statue and inscription at the base of the column. Source: