The Forty Foot

The Forty Foot is a popular diving spot in Dun Laoghaire, a pretty neighbourhood just south of Dublin city. Beckett and Joyce used to both swim here (it's close to the Martello Tower Joyce lived in and from which some Ulysses characters set out). The spot used to be exclusively a gentleman's (nude) bathing place. The forbidding signs remain, but ladies and children are allowed to partake nowadays. I took this picture there a few years ago.

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