‘from swerve of shore to bend of bay’ James Joyce, Finnegans Wake Dublin is a city bordered by the sea – in all its moods and beauty. Over 250 photographs from Howth in the north to Greystones in the south, capturing stunning vistas, historic sights, coastal life and sporting and cultural highlights.
‘from swerve of shore to bend of bay’ James Joyce, Finnegans Wake
Dublin is a city bordered by the sea – in all its moods and beauty. Dublin Bay presents over 250 photographs from Howth in the north to Greystones in the south, capturing:
stunning and memorable vistas, such as the sweep of Killiney Bay, the sunset skyline of Dublin Port, first light on Sandymount Strand
historic and architectural sights, from the Bailey Lighthouse to James Joyce’s Martello Tower and Dalkey Castle.
Literary connections, from W.B. Yeats to Seamus Heaney, Bram Stoker, Flann O'Brien, Maeve Binchy and many more.
seaside and coastal village life, including Malahide, Clontarf, Killiney, Blackrock, Greystones, and all those along the urban railway of the DART.
sporting and cultural moments, such as regattas from the harbours, wild windsurfing, open-air concerts and exhibitions, James Joyce's Bloomsday and the Bray Airshow.
Enjoyed by thousands of locals and visitors alike, the bay attracts sailors, windsurfers, divers, swimmers, cliff walkers, birdwatchers, artists, writers, fishermen, cultural tourists, wildlife enthusiasts, families – all those drawn to the sea.
Seán Kennedy EFIAP is a well-known Dublin photographer with a particular interest in street and landscape photography. He is an active member and past president of the Dublin Camera Club. His work has attained international recognition from the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (AFIAP), a worldwide organisation representing photographic art. In 1993 he was elected Artist FIAP (AFIAP), and in 1997 he was awarded Excellence FIAP (EIAP). His work has competed and been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Spread out from his doorstep, Dublin Bay, with its myriad of scenes, has been an inspiration and a source of hours of dedicated photography. Seán can often be found on the Great South Wall, especially on stormy days, taking his life into his own hands, capturing that beauty in images.
Niamh Kennedy grew up with Sandymount Strand and its surrounds as her playground. The iconic Poolbeg Chimneys formed a backdrop to her childhood and will forever signify home to her. Niamh is a keen walker and occasional cyclist and in the undertaking of this project has relished the opportunity to explore, by both modes, all that Dublin Bay has to offer.
terrific … a labour of love … the Kennedy’s do a masterful job, via stunning photographs and accompanying text, of reminding readers, and travellers, that the city’s identity, and its aura, remains sharply shaped by water; both the sea that snuggles it to the east, and the Liffey River that runs through it