Forty Foot, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland

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    "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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    1. Miles Moor [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      Oh wow, this is beautiful. Fantastic shot.

    2. Dave G Kelly 81 months ago | reply

      Why are you raising the bar so high? Eh?

    3. Fictional Future 77 months ago | reply

      Amazing Photostream, ill be back again soon :)

    4. ithicala [deleted] 77 months ago | reply

      really lovely capture of it! i went swimming there. in 8 degree weather no less. just to make things interesting, as though life weren't interesting enough!

    5. Michael.Stanley 74 months ago | reply

      Lovely light and composition.

    6. garnatha 74 months ago | reply

      slick shot ;)

    7. Shalom_Jerome 72 months ago | reply

      I was there, but never saw this beauty like your eye caught! Thank you for these rarefied fotos!

    8. Phelo 70 months ago | reply

      Fantastic pic of the Forty Foot. Well done.

    9. FotoOle 66 months ago | reply

      this is extremely Good:)
      Congratulations! from
      *★ Beautiful Shot ★

    10. russ david 64 months ago | reply

      amazing colors, beautiful photo!!!

    11. vincealaska 61 months ago | reply

      i never saw Dún Laoghaire like this, but awesome shot <3

    12. Visit Dublin / Fáilte Ireland 60 months ago | reply

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    13. David Butali 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Good Night Flickr & Good Morning Flickr! , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. Richard-Farrell 54 months ago | reply

      What a stunning image...

    15. leticia_sin_razón 45 months ago | reply

      Awesome color, awesome place.

    16. seánÓcearbhaill 10 months ago | reply

      *** Áilleacht Éireann ~ The Beauty of Ireland ***
      Is breá linn an phictiúr seo d’Éirinn agus ba mhaith linn go roinnfeá le grúpa úr s’againne é.

      We love this photo of Ireland and would like you to share it with our new group.

      Roinn leis an grúpa Áilleacht Éireann é.
      Share it with The Beauty of Ireland group.

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