Rescue from the Liffey (Irish Times, 1904)

1.62. The Irish Times, (Dublin), Friday, 17 June, 1904, 6

A report from The Irish Times.

Though not the incident to which Stephen is referring in this line, an act of bravery not unlike that which Joyce alludes to in the case of Oliver St. John Gogarty did take place in Dublin on the 16th of June, 1904.


Yesterday a boy fell into the Liffey at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. A man named Tierney, who saw him fall, immediately jumped into the river, and succeeded in holding the little fellow above the water until the ferry boat, the occupant of which was attracted by the cries for help, arrived. When taken ashore the boy and his rescuer were in a very exhausted condition.