The catalogue of tram destinations at the beginning of Aeolus includes both "Sandymount Green" and "Sandymount Tower." Situated only a few minutes' walk from one another in Sandymount, a residential suburb on Dublin's near southeastern fringe, they nevertheless lay on different routes in the tram system of 1904.
Sandymount Green is a small triangular park in the center of
the suburb, on the site of the original village which was
called Brickfield Town. In Nausicaa, which takes
place on Sandymount Strand,
mention is made of a man who lives near the Green: "And Gerty,
rapt in thought, scarce saw or heard her companions or the
twins at their boyish gambols or the gentleman off
Sandymount green that Cissy Caffrey called the man that
was so like himself passing along the strand taking a short
Another tram terminated at "the Martello tower," also
mentioned in Nausicaa, about half a mile south and
east of the Green on Sandymount strand. This structure
should not be confused with the very similar Martello tower at Sandycove
where Stephen and Mulligan are living, several miles farther
down the coast.
Gifford observes that "Many of the final destinations were near one another (as Sandymount green and tower), but the trams followed different routes in a system that in 1904 was regarded as the most efficient and 'modern' in Europe" (128).