Forty Foot

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One of the most photographed and painted houses on Dublin’s coastline, which will be familiar to anyone who has gone swimming in the Forty Foot, is(...)

Michael Doherty and Elizabeth Doherty, son and widow of the late  Thomas Doherty,   with Fred Espey, Sandycove Bathers’ Association, at the unveiling of a bench in memory of Mr Doherty -  a regular swimmer at the Forty Foot - who died while swimming there in 1987. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A bench has been unveiled in Dún Laoghaire in memory of Thomas Doherty, a swimmer who died at the Forty Foot nearly three decades ago.Originally from (...)

Sandycove is steeped in literary history, with the opening scene of Ulysses set in its Martello tower – forever immortalising this architectural cu(...)

 Swimmers ease their way into the icy waters at Forty Foot in Sandycove during the annual Christmas swim.  Its insurer is withdrawing its public liability cover. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

The bathers’ association based at the well-known Forty Foot swimming spot in Dublin is to consider its future after its insurer withdrew its public(...)