Swenys Pharmacy, Lincoln Place, Dublin 791
Swenys Dispensing Chemist , built in 1847 at the top of Westland Row, Dublin, famous for the lemon soap bars one of which Leopold Bloom bought in the James Joyce novel 'Ulysses'. The soap can still be bought here today in this tiny 'museum' dedicated to all things Joycean, and there are regular readings, poetry and song performed here in the store, with visitors from all around the world welcomed every day.
Limited edition prints are available for sale in the shop. The proceeds of sales of these I hope will go some way towards the upkeep and preservation of this important literary landmark.
So pay a visit soon and follow in Joyce's footsteps and buy one of the beautiful scented lemon soaps. Say hello to PJ, the friendly proprietor, or any of the volunteers who do a wonderful job in keeping this Dublin gem alive and kicking!
“He strolled out of the shop, the newspaper baton under his armpit, the coolwrappered soap in his left hand.” Ulysses, J. Joyce (1922)
This painting is available as a Limited Edition run of 400 prints using Epson Archival inks on supreme quality Hahnemuhle Traditional Fine Art paper. See dropdown menu above to see size, price and framing options.