The Forty Foot – in Honor Bloom’s Day (a little late)


Ulysses, by James Joyce, chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. It opens with a scene overlooking the Forty Foot, a local and historic swimming cove outside Dublin in Dun Laoghaire.

Chris and Ian, members of the Dublin Camera Club, brought us here during our stay in Dublin, but we would have no idea that we would be treated to a show of youthful diving. The air temperature was about 55-degrees F and who knows how cold the water was. But to these Dublin youth, it was a warm and sunny evening.