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Search Results for: 1911 census

April 2014

  1911 census return of Timothy Kelly and family of Martin’s Row, New Kilmainham, Dublin, in which Mr Kelly, a searcher in the Public Record Office of Ireland, writes the following short poem at the bottom of the return: “There now is my Census and faith I’ll go bail, You have all my house, from [...]


January Document of the Month (“The ingredients of the Purging Ale” from an 18th-century recipe book)   February Document of the Month (Map of a proposed village at Shannon Airport, 1940s)   March Document of the Month (Illustrated postcard, early 20th century)   April Document of the Month (1911 census return of Timothy Kelly)   May [...]

Commentary No. 9 – will of John Stanislaus Joyce (1915)

John Stanislaus Joyce died in December 1931 in Drumcondra Hospital. His son was overwhelmed with sorrow at his death; he wrote to his patron, Harriet Weaver: “My father had an extraordinary affection for me. He was the silliest man I ever knew and yet cruelly shrewd. He thought and talked of me up to his [...]

Commentary No. 8 – Sloan family census return (1911)

The 1911 census return for Samuel Sloan’s house at 20 Gardiner Place lists John Joyce, James’s father, 61, and his two sisters, Florence, 17, and Mabel Anna, 16, as boarders. The family had moved (or been evicted) from their house in Fontenoy Street in 1910 and had found quarters in Hishon’s Hotel in Great Denmark Street. It [...]

Commentary No. 7 – Thom’s Directory (1904)

In Ulysses, Bloom is recorded as living at Clanbrassil Street as a child. The street is first mentioned in theOxen of the Sun episode: “He is young Leopold. There, as in a retrospective arrangement, a mirror within a mirror (hey, presto!), he beholdeth himself. That young figure of then is seen, precociously manly, walking on a nipping [...]

Commentary No. 5 – CSORP extract (1904)

Councillor JP Nannetti, MP, was Member of Parliament for College Green for the Irish Party in 1904. He later became Lord Mayor of Dublin (1906-1907), an achievement predicted by Bloom in Ulysses. He was also foreman printer at the Freeman’s Journal, and in this capacity, in the Aeolus episode of Ulysses, deals with Leopold Bloom’s request to place an advertisement [...]