Mantrap

In Circe a combative Edy Boardman quotes a combative unnamed woman: "You never seen me in the mantrap with a married highlander, says I. The likes of her!" The reference is to an infamous spot in Dublin's Monto district where streetwalkers ingeniously picked men's pockets.

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Purdon Street in the early 20th century. Source: folkloreproject.ie.