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.

The Joycean pharmacy and Writers’ Tears: why a whiskey maker is helping keep Sweny’s open (Fora)

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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?

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      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…

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    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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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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