“In the Footsteps of Leopold Bloom” Pavement Plaque #1

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

1st pavement plaqueIn 1988, as part of the Dublin Millennium celebrations, a series of 14 bronze plaques were embedded in the pavement on a route from Abbey Street to the National Museum in Kildare Street.

“In the Footsteps of Leopold Bloom” by Robin Buick is a sculpture trail following the route Leopold Bloom takes in Chapter 8 of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Lestrygonians.

There are 14 plaques in all. My “Walk with Leopold” tour infers there are only 13. This is because the 1st plaque – pictured - is not from Chapter 8 but marks the closing scene of the previous chapter, Aeolus. It is located on Abbey Street outside Eason’s.

The inscription reads “Aeolus, the offices of the Evening Telegraph (Ulysses, Episode 7)