“Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub.” [Leopold Bloom, Ulysses]
With the aid of openstreetmap.org and a nifty algorithmic creation, Dubliner Rory McCann plotted a course through the city from the North Circular Road at Blackhorse Avenue to the canal at Baggot Street. McCann’s route manages to avoid every pub along the way.
“It’s something that a lot of people have been wondering about in Dublin, and a lot of people have been cynically pointing out I’ve ruined a great pub conversation.”
Maybe so, but there is no shortage of riddles in Joyce’s writing to be getting on with.