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King of Dalkey

A burlesque officer, like the Mayor of Garratt, the Mayor of the Pig Market, and the Mayor of the Bull-ring (q.v.).

Dalkey is a small island in St. George's Channel, near the coast of Ireland, a little to the south of Dublin Bay.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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