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The Forty Foot and Christmas Morning

It is traditional to swim in the sea on Christmas morning. This is often done in aid of charity. The Forty Foot is a traditional venue for this where hundreds brave the cold temperatures and jump into the sea. 34 more words

Irish History


Can hate turn to love? That, in a nutshell is the story of me and Ulysses, or Ulysses and I. Not that James Joyce would have cared about such pedantic grammar. 715 more words

Books I Loved

Fair play, Flossie – the 10-year-old beach hero

AN INSPIRATIONAL little girl from Sandycove is dedicating her summer holidays to cleaning up our coastline.

Flossie Donnelly, 10, has decided to devote every Friday evening of the summer months to conducting a clean-up of the shore around the Sandycove area. 362 more words



Sometimes it can be so easy to think negatively about everything while forgetting the good things around you. I’m still frustrated in life but things seem to be moving the right direction slowly. 401 more words

Bloomsday Twitterature 2017

The Definitive Indefinite Article is proud to present this year’s installment in their 10,000-year project to broadcast the entirety of James Joyce’s Ulysses at a staggering rate of 140 characters per year. 54 more words


Bloomsday Hero

They say that you should never meet your heroes, but I suspect sometimes they are wrong. I know this, because when I, fortunately, met one of mine, it was a brief, but beautiful, moment. 505 more words


Taking a dip in the water

Clodagh Moriarty talks with some of Dublin’s sea swimmers at the Forty Foot. 930 more words