Tom O’Carroll’s Childhood Bloomsdays and Sandymount Strand

Our friend, musical Tom O’Carroll, was first planted and sprouted on the sacred sands of Sandymount Strand. Says Tom, “I was born in a flat in a Regency period house and across from us in  Sandymount Green lived the painter Jack Yeates in his castellated house. ’Twas a nice place to grow up in.”

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His memories of home and Bloomsdays past stir in the run-up to the Joycean high holy day as talk, and the tide wash images of the Strand to our feet. Here’s Tim Ryan’s memory-rich “Walking into Eternity: A Dublin Guide” that Tom shares for your Bloomsday preparation.

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