Sandycove (Irish: Cuas an Ghainimh) is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland. It is south east of Dún Laoghaire and Glasthule, and north west of Dalkey. It is a popular seaside resort and is well known for its bathing place, the Forty Foot, which in the past was reserved for men only but is now available for mixed bathing. The locale features in the opening of Ulysses by James Joyce.
Cuas an Ghainimh
Sandycove seen from Dun Laoghaire
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The writer James Joyce lived for a week as a young man in the Martello Tower situated beside the Forty Foot bathing place at Sandycove. The opening scene of Joyce's Ulysses is set in this tower. It now hosts a small Joycean museum, open all year round. Bloomsday is celebrated in Sandycove in Joyce's honour on the 16th of June every year.
The first lifeboat station in Ireland was established at Sandycove in 1803. On 28 December 1821 The lifeboat rescued the crew of the brig Ellen of Liverpool; Four volunteer lifeboatmen drowned.
- Roger Casement was born in Sandycove
- Bernard Farrell, playwright
- Peter Gatenby, Professor and Medical Director for the UN, lived in Sandycove.
- William Monk Gibbon, poet and author
- Oliver St. John Gogarty rented the Martello Tower from 1904 to 1925
- James Joyce stayed briefly in the Martello Tower situated beside the Forty Foot bathing place, as a guest of Oliver St. John Gogarty.
- Lucy Kennedy, broadcaster
- Jason O'Mara was born and raised in Sandycove
- Imogen Stuart, sculptor and Saoi
- Maureen Toal, actress who resided in Sandycove.
- The Storm Passed by: Ireland and the Battle of the Atlantic, 1940-41, By Trevor Allen; page 63
- "Sandycove station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
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- Gilligan, Henry (1988). A History of the Port of Dublin. Gill and Macmillan. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-7171-1578-5.
- "Bloomsday". The James Joyce Centre. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
- "'Greatest'actor Maureen Toal dies". Irish Times. 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-27.