Fay's of Edenderry
Fay's Shop is now the location of Edenderry Library. The shop had been in operation from the second half of the 19th Century up to the early 1970's and had expanded from a Grocery Shop to Drapery and Hardware. The Invoice also shows ownership of a shop at The Harrow, Clonmore, about equidistant between Edenderry, Rhode and Castlejordan. Denis Fay was active in Local Politics, was a Justice of the Peace and Chairman of the Town Commissioners in about 1916. He was also a Stakeholder in the Dublin Cattle Market at the junction of North Circular Road and Prussia Street, Dublin and his Registered Address was 12 Ardmore Avenue, North Circular Road, Dublin being described in his official notepaper as "Denis Fay & Sons, Cattle and Sheep Salesmen".
John Stanislaus Joyce, the father of James Joyce of "Ulysses" fame was a jobbing Accountant for a number of the Stakeholders of the Dublin Cattle Market. There are a number of references in "Ulysses" to the "City Arms Hotel" and the names of certain of the Stakeholders. Question ? - Is Denis Fay from Edenderry the one referred to in the following quotation in "Ulysses" -" Members of the laity included Denis Fay".