Mount Jerome

"Mount Jerome for the protestants," thinks Bloom in Hades. This large cemetery lies adjacent to the Dolphin's Barn Jewish cemetery in Harold's Cross, an inner suburb of Dublin just south of the Grand Canal. The still larger Prospect cemetery in Glasnevin is not denominational, but until its founding in 1832 Catholics had no place to inter their dead with full religious rites. The difference in rites comes up in the cemetery chapter when Tom Kernan, an unenthusiastic convert to Catholicism, says, "The service of the Irish church used in Mount Jerome is simpler, more impressive I must say."

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The entrance to Mount Jerome Cemetery in a 2009 photograph by Hohenloh. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The grave of George Russell (Æ) in Mount Jerome Cemetery two days after his burial, in a 23 July 1935 photograph by Ellen O'Connor held in the Boston Public Library. Source: www.digitalcommonwealth.org.