Michael Bodkin, who partly inspired the ending of Joyce's "The Dead," lies in Rahoon Cemetery, in Galway. He died on Feb. 11, 1900, at the age of twenty. Michael Feeney, another doomed young admirer of Nora Barnacle, Joyce's future wife, is nearby. In the story, though, Michael Furey is buried in the cemetery at Oughterard, some thirty kilometers northwest of the city. Joyce bicycled out there during his last visit to Ireland, in 1912. "It is exactly as I imagined it," he wrote to his brother, "and one of the headstones was to J. Joyce."