The "Moore" mentioned often in Ulysses without a given name is George Moore, a major Irish novelist whose career was well advanced in 1904. Although he spent much of his adult life either in Paris or London, he lived in Dublin from 1901 to 1911. Joyce admired his writing but included him in the novel only as a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival circle that gathered often at his townhouse. Stephen Dedalus feels excluded from this group, but Buck Mulligan is a regular, prized by Moore just as his real-life inspiration Gogarty was.

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1879 pastel on canvas portrait of George Moore by Édouard Manet.
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Photograph of Moore taken in 1888 or earlier. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

No. 4 Upper Ely Place, where Moore lived in Dublin, in a 2009 photograph by Hohenloh. Source: Wikimedia Commons.