For the explanation of this post title, see Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake.
from swerve of shore to bend of bay
Atop the Guinness Storehouse is the Gravity Bar, a glass enclosure providing views across Dublin
Part of the Guinness Storehouse tour takes you past this waterfall with explanations of the importance of the water used in the making of Guinness Stout.
We were treated to various tourist sights and sites. Here, some fire twirlers performed to the beat of kilted drummers outside the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.
I was introduced to Parnell by James Joyce. Early in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, young Stephen Dedalus overhears an argument about Parnell among family members. A leader for Irish home rule and powerful member of Parliament, Parnell was brought down by the publicity surrounding his adulterous affair in conservatively Catholic Ireland which divided young Dedalus’ family between those placing greater weight on his liberating political potential and those on his religious sins.
This framed image hung in a hallway of my hotel and Parnell is top center.
The observant will have noted that this blog’s tagline, “…from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to dear dirty New York,” is adapted from Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake.