Newbridge Avenue

Of Bloom's looking out the carriage window "at the lowered blinds of the avenue," at the beginning of Hades, Gifford observes that "In Irish tradition, blinds were lowered and shops closed during a funeral in a village or, as here, on a street or in a neighborhood." Two paragraphs later, we learn that the house is "number nine," but not until much later does the novel reveal that the "avenue" is Newbridge Avenue in Sandymount, a near suburb on the southeastern edge of Dublin.

John Hunt 2015

9 Newbridge Avenue today. Source: Gareth Collins.