Sandymount Tower

In Brief

The Martello tower at which one of the Sandymount tramlines terminated is not the same structure as the Sandycove tower in which Stephen and Mulligan are living. It is several miles farther up the coast toward Dublin, little more than half a mile from Sandymount Green where another tramline terminated.

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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).

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Tram stopped at the Martello tower in Sandymount. Source: archives of the National Library of Ireland. Reproduced in Cyril Pearl, Dublin in Bloomtime (Viking, 1969).