The Question and Answer section for Dubliners is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Mrs. Mooney left her husband because he was an alcoholic. When drinking, he was extremely violent.
Michael Furey, the boy who once courted Gretta, was dead. He was not a healthy boy and died of natural causes.
Gabriel's memories of the early days he spent with his wife are sparked when she appears at the top of the stairs just as they are about to depart from the party.