Wicklow Street

New space-time. Section 18 of Wandering Rocks begins on "Wicklow street," a narrow shop-filled street about a third of a mile (half a kilometer) west of the spot where the previous section ended, and it concludes much closer to that spot. Paddy Dignam's son has been sent from his family's Sandymount home to buy some pork steaks for the funeral gathering. Going home, he walks east on Wicklow Street and north on Grafton Street before turning east again on Nassau Street on a course that will retrace the footsteps of Artifoni, Farrell, and the blind stripling to Merrion Square. There, the viceregal cavalcade will pass by him in section 19. There are no interpolations in this section.

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Detail of an Ian Gunn map showing Patsy Dignam's starting location (I) and his route to Nassau Street, as well as the location of Mulligan and Haines in section 16 (H), Stephen's location in section 6 (A), and part of the route of the cavalcade (wide green arrow). Source: Gunn and Hart, James Joyce's Dublin.

2009 photograph of Wicklow Street by XeresNelro. Source: Wikimedia Commons.