Cuas an Ghainimh
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Sandycove (Irish: Cuas an Ghainimh) is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland. It is southeast of Dún Laoghaire and Glasthule, and northwest 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.
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 ballad "Sandy Cove" (sic) by composer/singer Jimmy Webb appears on his 1993 album Suspending Disbelief. In the song, the narrator reflects on his life's choices and his mortality as he visits the neighbourhood and the famed Martello Tower.
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.
- Allen, Trevor. The Storm Passed by: Ireland and the Battle of the Atlantic, 1940–41. p. 63.
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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.
- "GATENBY, Peter Barry: Death notice". Irish Times, Family Notices. 27 August 2015. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
- "Bloomsday". The James Joyce Centre. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
- "'Greatest'actor Maureen Toal dies". Irish Times. 25 August 2012. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.