Cuas an Ghainimh
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Sandycove with James Joyce Tower, Dublin, Ireland
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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 since the late 20th century, mixed bathing is permissible.
The writer James Joyce lived for a time as a young man 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. It 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.
Sandycove is also serviced by Dublin Bus numbers 59, 7 and 8.
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.
- Peter Gatenby, Professor and Medical Director for the UN, lived in Sandycove.
- James Joyce stayed briefly in the Martello Tower situated beside the Forty Foot bathing place, as a guest of Oliver St. John Gogarty.
- Jason O'Mara was born and raised in Sandycove.
- Oliver St. John Gogarty rented the Martello Tower from 1904 to 1925.
- Maureen Toal, actress who resided in Sandycove.
- "Sandycove station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
- The Storm Passed by: Ireland and the Battle of the Atlantic, 1940-41, By Trevor Allen; page 63
- Gilligan, Henry (1988). Gill and Macmillan. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-7171-1578-5. Missing or empty
- "'Greatest'actor Maureen Toal dies". Irish Times. 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-27.