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Forty Foot, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland

"Sandycove (Irish: Cuas an Ghainimh) is a small village located on the east coast of the Republic of Ireland, in South County Dublin, and more specifically, in the local authority area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. It is located south of Dún Laoghaire and Glasthule, but north of Dalkey.


Sandycove is well-known for its (formerly) gentlemen's bathing place, the Forty Foot, which in the past afforded a quiet swimming haven for males only. This remains a popular bathing place but is now mixed.


James Joyce lived for a time in a Martello Tower situated beside the Forty Foot bathing place at Sandycove. The opening scene of Joyce's Ulysses is set in this tower, which now hosts a small Joycean museum, open in summer time. Bloomsday is celebrated in Sandycove in Joyce's honour on the 16th of June every year.


Near to the tower, on the seafront, is the unique landmark house designed in the Avant Garde style by Michael Scott, eminent 20th century Architect who made it his residence."



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Taken on June 13, 2008