Viceregal cavalcade

Final space-time. Section 19 of Wandering Rocks traces the route of "the viceregal cavalcade" glimpsed briefly in sections 9 and 11––a parade of open carriages that leaves Phoenix Park on the western edge of Dublin, drives along the northern quays, crosses the Liffey at the Grattan Bridge, and follows a succession of streets in the southeastern quadrant of Dublin on its way to the suburb of Ballsbridge, where the viceroy will "inaugurate the Mirus bazaar in aid of funds for Mercer's hospital." The action takes up most of the 3-4 PM hour, overlapping all previous sections of the chapter. There are no interpolations, but the cavalcade passes by many people featured in earlier sections, emphasizing the temporal inclusiveness of this one. Although the purpose of the ceremonial procession is to let Dubliners honor their ruler, not many of the people who see the viceroy show much admiration. Their distinctly tepid greeting gives a heretofore unrecognized meaning to the Homeric motif of crashing, crushing rocks.

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The viceregal lodge in Phoenix Park, iillustrated in Thomas Devey Jermyn Farmer's Shrines Old and New, and Other Poems (1913).
Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Newspaper illustration of a garden party at the viceregal lodge held during the 1897 Dublin visit of the Duke and Duchess of York, by Amedee Forestier.

Detail of Bartholomew map of Dublin showing spots seen before the cavalcade crosses to the south side of the river. From left to right, added arrows indicate:
1)  Viceregal Lodge in Phoenix Park (site of the "luncheon")
2) The "lower gate" of the park ("obsequious policemen")
3) King's Bridge (beginning of "the northern quays")
4) "Bloody bridge" (Tom Kernan, hailing from "beyond the river")
5) Arran Quay "Between Queen's and Whitworth bridges" (Dudley White)
6) Four Courts (Richie Goulding)
7) Reuben Dodd's office "Past Richmond bridge" (the "elderly female")
8) Ormond Hotel (Miss Kennedy, Miss Douce, and Simon Dedalus)
9) Grattan Bridge (Lenehan and M'Coy)
Source: Pierce, James Joyce's Ireland.

The Four Courts building with cabs in front of the portico on King's Inn Quay, in what appears to be a colorized postcard photograph, date unknown.

Detail of an Ian Gunn map showing the route of the cavalcade past the Ormond Hotel (11) and over the Grattan Bridge (broader green line), and Reverend Love's progress down Capel Street from St. Mary's Abbey (C) to the first Cahill's corner (added blue star) and then possibly east to a second Cahill's corner (orange).
Source: Gunn and Hart, James Joyce's Dublin.

1886 photograph of Dollard's Printworks on Wellington Quay, seen from across the Grattan Bridge. Source:

Spots seen in the heart of town. From left to right, added arrows indicate:
1) Kavanagh's at Essex Gate and Parliament Street (John Wyse Nolan)
2) Roger Greene's and Dollard's on Wellington Quay (Gerty MacDowell)
3) Ancient site of Dame Gate (Tom Rochford and Nosey Flynn)
4) Fownes's Street north of Dame Street (Dilly Dedalus)
5) The D. B. C. on Dame Street (Buck Mulligan and Haines)
6) Commercial Buildings north of Dame Street (John Henry Menton)
7) Statue of King William on College Green (Dennis and Josie Breen)
8) Ponsonby's Corner on College Green (sandwichboardmen)
9) Pigott's music warerooms on Grafton Street (Denis Maginni)
10) The provost's wall in front of Trinity College (Blazes Boylan)
Source: Pierce, James Joyce's Ireland.

Equestrian statue of King William in College Green, in a late 19th century photograph by Robert French held in the Commons collection of the National Library of Ireland. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Walter Paget lithograph showing the Duke and Duchess of York on College Green during their visit to Dublin, published in a ca. 1900 edition of John Cassell's Illustrated History of England. Source:

Ghost sign on the old Finn's Hotel building on South Leinster Street near Trinity College, now a dental hospital. Source:

The Mount Street Bridge, in a recent photograph by Lee Cloak.

Spots seen after Grafton Street. From left to right, added arrows indicate:
1) Nassau Street (Scottish pipe band)
2) College Park (bicycle racers)
3) Leinster Street (Farrell, Finn's Hotel, Hornblower)
4) Merrion Square (Patsy Dignam)
5) Lower Mount Street (man in the macintosh)
6) Bridge over the Grand ("Royal") Canal (Eugene Stratton)
7) Haddinton Road corner (women from Sandymount Strand)
8) Northumberland and Landsdown Roads (Almidano Artifoni)
Source: Pierce, James Joyce's Ireland.

Robert Augustus Henry L'Estrange photograph of Queen Victoria on College Green during her 1900 visit to Dublin. Source: Wikimedia Commons.