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The forty-foot

June 21, 2014

Wild swimming in Dublin

A few yards from Joyce’s Martello tower in Sandycove, Buck Mulligan swam here in the opening of Ulysses.  Once naked and “men only”, it’s now “togs must be worn” and open for both sexes.

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On Bloomsday locals invite donations to help with upkeep, and readings and happenings abound.

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Rails and steps make it easy to get in, but it’s still a cold spot.

Jim Thornton

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