In 2009 Sweny’s ceased trading as a pharmacy and the doors closed. Some months later, while photographs were being taken of the interior of the shop, people began wandering inside in search of the famous lemon-scented soap. Sweny’s had no plan to trade, it just evolved, and the doors are still open today.
Check out our selection of International Readings.
We have called on visitors to the shop in Lincoln Place to read an extract from Ulysses in their own language.
The site has recordings from 40 countries from Argentina to Yemen
Built in 1847 as a GP’s consulting room and later adapted to include an apothecary and then a pharmacy, Sweny’s has altered very little since that day. It has been “preserved through neglect” in memory of James Joyce. It has had several owners since the Sweny family, but the ‘Sweny’ trading name still remains.
We now have available a Sweny t-shirt!
It’s an amazing design, very Dali-esque.
Designed by our volunteer from the USA, Mitch.
Available in a beautiful light blue colour.
€25 for the T-shirt + €6.50 flat shipping rate per item.
Perfect gift for yourself – and your friend!