Posted by: marthabernie | September 28, 2014

SANDYCOVE, COUNTY DUBLIN, IRELAND

I posted a similar photo in my second or third post back in April, I think.  The other photo showed the high tide right after a storm had blown through.  This was on a cloudy, muggy June day in 1998.  Sandycove is a tiny little place near the village of Glasthule, between Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey.  This is where I usually stay with friends when I am in Dublin.  I don’t like Ireland much in the summer.  It’s not hot, it’s not cold, it’s just humid and sticky!  Give me a brisk autumn day anytime!

The round tower in the center of the photo is a Martello Tower, of which there are several still in existence along the Irish coast.  It now houses the James Joyce Museum.  This famous Irish writer stayed there for six nights with his “friend” Oliver St. John Gogarty, until Gogarty shot a gun in his direction and Joyce left!


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