Attend a reading of ‘Ulysses’ at Dublin’s Joycean pharmacy
Sweny’s has been open on Lincoln Place since 1847, originally as a pharmacy but today as a non-profit literary landmark and a place of worship for fans of one of Dublin’s most celebrated writers, James Joyce. The interior of the store has been preserved almost exactly as it was when Joyce was alive, although now it’s full of books instead of medicines and toiletries. However, it still sells bars of the lemon soap that Leopold Bloom, the main character in Joyce’s Ulysses (1922), buys here in the novel. Drop in to buy a literary souvenir or to attend the free readings of Ulysses and Joyce’s other works that dedicated volunteers host throughout the week.