and James Joyce
Posted by Linden on April 21, 1998 at 21:12:17:
In response to Martello towers, written by Sarah P on April 20, 1998 at 09:24:25
] They were for defence. A parallel programme of signal tower building took place at the same time. Most of them (in Ireland, anyway) were built after the National Defence Act of 1804. The first ones (Dublin, Wexford and Bantry Bay) were a year earlier than in England.
] Of course the French invasion in 1798 to help the Irish Rebellion was a great spur, as well. Ireland was always particularly vulnerable, with so much coastline and a considerable degree of Anti-English feeling, both before and after the Act of Union.
The opening of "Ulysses" is set on one.
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