That's true but it raises an interesting question about Ulysses.Oliver Gogarty got himself into a spot of bother on account of Anti Semitism became the subject a lawsuit brought forth by Harry Sinclair, a Jewish art dealer, who said that two passages in the book contained libels against himself and his recently deceased twin brother, William Sinclair
It is accepted that Malachi 'Buck' Mulligan is, or is at least, based on Oliver St John Gogarty.
However, this information is not in the text. In other words, at what point in our reading of Ulysses need we have recourse to extra textual annotations?
Is the reader at a loss if they do not know of Parnell or Davitt or, indeed, Gogarty?