Sir Frederick Falkiner

From 1876 to 1905 Sir Frederick Falkiner was the Recorder of Dublin, an important magistrate with the immense task of overseeing much of the city's day-to-day orderly functioning. In Lestrygonians Bloom sees him going into the Freemasons' Hall "Solemn as Troy. After his good lunch in Earlsfort terrace." Other characters think about him during the day, particularly in Cyclops where legal cases are on everyone's lips.

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Anonymous engraving after an oil portrait of Sir Frederick Falkiner in his judicial robes, by G. Osborne. Source:

John J. Clarke, photograph of a gentleman walking on Earlsfort Terrace, ca. 1897-1904. Source: