CLARKE’S CITY ARMS PUB AND CITY ARMS HOTEL ON PRUSSIA STREET – FREQUENTED BY JAMES JOYCE
Number 55 on Prussia Street was formerly the City Arms Hotel, previously it was the home of the Jameson family, the well known distillers. I am not sure if the pub was in fact associated with the hotel.
James Joyce frequented the City Arms Hotel when he lived in St. Peters Terrace in Phibsborough. and in Ulysses it is mentioned a number of times. The ‘Joycean’ characters Leopold and Molly Bloom lived in room number ‘9’ from 1893 to 1894 while Bloom was employed as a clerk in the Cattle Market which was situated close to the junction of Prussia Street and the North Circular Road.