Friday, February 22, 2013

Eight Royal Terrors

What a mnice old mness it
all mnakes! A middenhide hoard of objects! Olives, beetskim-
mells, dollies, alfrids, beatties, cormacks and daltons. Owletseegs
(O stoop to please!) are here, creakish from age and all now
quite epsilene, and oldwolldy wobblewers, haudworth a wipe o
grass. Sss! See the snake wurrums everyside! Our durlbin is
sworming in sneaks.

-Archaeologists from the National Museum are excavating an ash pit at the rear of a house in which James Joyce and his family lived between 1900 and 1901.  The house is 8 Inverness Road, Fairview, which in Joyce’s time was known as Royal Terrace. This is the house where the family is recorded as living in the 1901 census....So far the main discovery has been a large collection of about 200 coloured glass slides, mainly on religious subjects.  It is possible that these were used in a magic lantern show or in some other form of display....
The Irish Times - Friday, February 22, 2013
Archaeologists hope to uncover secrets at James Joyce's house in Fairview

1 comment:

  1. PQ is on to this one, too, Ed. Here's his thoughts.

    Thanks for the diggings and the delvings.