Dry Your Eyes

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PJ Murphy (right), proprietor of Sweny’s, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 – the chemist featured in ‘Ulysses’ – where rent has doubled

The Whiskey distillery behind the Writers’ Tears brand has provided ‘significant’ financial support to Sweny’s pharmacy.

Bernard Walsh, managing director and co-founder of Carlow-based Walsh Whiskey – maker of Writers’ Tears and The Irishman whiskeys – said the company made a “significant contribution” to the pharmacy’s rent, after finding out that it had recently doubled.

…This coming Sunday – Bloomsday – Sweny’s will also be giving out drams of Writers’ Tears to visitors.

In fairness.

Hic.

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8 thoughts on “Dry Your Eyes

  1. Col

    Great that Walsh Whiskey are doing this, but who is the landlord? Doubling the rent on a business/ building of historic and cultural significance is pretty poor form.
    Is this the type of thing that a government body could purchase. I know that’s “interfering with the market” and all, but anyone have any knowledge in this area?

      1. bisted

        …fairplay Walsh Whiskey…I’ll do a bit of canvassing for them round my local pubs…didn’t Garrett the Good buy Bewleys back in the day…sounds like a compulsory purchase order is needed…

  2. seanydelight

    Does this place make any money? What does Sweny’s do to generate its own income?

    1. Brother Barnabas

      it’s run by volunteers, and generate cash through donations during events (regular readings mainly) and selling lemon soap. and it’s a second-hand bookshop. mainly, though, it’s a big enough draw for tourists. would be a shame to see it close.

  3. Brother Barnabas

    it’s run by volunteers, and generates cash through donations during events (regular readings mainly) and selling lemon soap. and it’s a second-hand bookshop. mainly, though, it’s a big enough draw for tourists. would be a shame to see it close.

  4. phillip

    Well its dog eat dog
    Maybe they should just place a plaque on the wall and move on
    There is no such thing as a free lunch and to be honest we have more than enough with flushing tax payers money down the bog

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