Barney Kiernan's

Most of the action of Cyclops takes place in "Barney Kiernan's," a public house that is no longer in business, though its painted-over façade remains. It is located a block and a half west of Capel Street, just around the corner from a courthouse on Green Street and not far from the Four Courts. The legal milieu had a powerful influence on the pub's clientele, conversations, and furnishings.

John Hunt 2019

Photograph of Bernard Kiernan's public house, date unknown, held in the University of Southern Illinois Library. Source: Pierce, James Joyce's Ireland.

Old man in Kiernan's looking toward a poster of the Invincibles, in a 1946 photograph by Lee Miller. Source:

Site of the former pub on Little Britain Street, in 2019. Source: John Hunt.