Saint Mark's

As the funeral carriages roll up Great Brunswick Street in Hades, they go "past the bleak pulpit of saint Mark's," a Church of Ireland parish church on Mark Street, just west of the Antient Concert Rooms. The strangeness of being able to see the pulpit from the street is explained by the fact that in 1893 an outdoor pulpit was erected in the graveyard between the two buildings. It was destroyed by a great windstorm in 1899––hence "bleak."

John Hunt 2023

St. Mark's church and the Antient Concert Rooms on Great Brunswick Street (bottom of image). Source:

The high wall of St. Mark's along Great Brunswick depicted in Shaw's Dublin Pictorial Guide & Directory (1850). Source:

St. Mark's today. Source: Wikimedia Commons.