Joy, the n.
(Anglo-Irish) Mountjoy Prison, Dublin; also attrib.
|Best of Myles (1968) 150: justice (to Sergeant): This man is about twenty feet away from me yet I can get the smell of drink. Is he intoxicated? [...] For a man who has been in Mountjoy for over a week, you surprise me. defendant: Joy ale.|
|Ginger Man (1958) 182: I say, old boy, how would you like to spend Christmas in the ‘Joy’.|
|At Night All Cats Are Grey 250: When he wasn’t in the Joy or the Glass-House or in Arbour Hill he was being kicked out of one job after another.|
|(con. 1930s) Dublin Tenement Life 128: Now I done four days in the ‘Joy’ (Mountjoy) over the licence – I wouldn’t pay the five shillings for the licence.|
|Salesman 363: Then it was Spike Island. And then the Joy. You name a nick, I was there, man.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 270: The other 30 per cent haven’t been in the Joy yet.|