In Hades Bloom remembers Molly growing "big" with their son and having to "refuse the Greystones concert." Greystones is a fishing village in County Wicklow named for a stretch of coast between its two beaches. It lies 15-20 miles down the coast from Dublin, just south of Bray Head. In the Victorian era the town became a fashionable seaside resort.

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Robert French photograph of Greystones Harbour ca. 1880-1900, part of the Lawrence Collection held in the National Library of Ireland. Source:

2017 aerial photograph of Greystones Harbour by Moptoptv, with Bray Head visible at the upper right . Source: Wikimedia Commons.