Aungier Street

In Ithaca Bloom looks up from his back garden to the window of the bedroom above and sees the light of an oil lamp projected on the roller blind. The chapter notes that he purchased the blind from "Frank O'Hara, window blind, curtain pole and revolving shutter manufacturer, 16 Aungier street." The number is off by one but the business was real, and by including it in his novel Joyce called attention to a historically important thoroughfare.

John Hunt 2023

A postcard of Aungier Street from the 1920s. Source:

Speed's 1610 map of Dublin. Source: The Encyclopaedia of Dublin.

Aungier Street as painted by Flora H. Mitchell in 1966.

21 Aungier Street, a surviving 17th century townhouse, before restoration. Source:

21 Aungier Street after restoration. Source: