Sweny's Pharmacy are creating the lemon soap featured in James Joyce's Ulysses
84

patrons

$491
per month
Sweny’s Pharmacy (est. 1847) is featured in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. Here, visitors are taken back in time to the Victorian and Edwardian ages. You can enjoy a cup of tea, listen to the old Irish songs, have a bit of a chat, participate in the daily Joyce readings, and, of course, pick up a bar of the lemon-scented soap that made the shop famous!

Today, Sweny’s is entirely maintained by volunteers who give their time for free, dedicated to preserving the shop as it was in Joyce’s time. We do it for love. We not only keep our door open as one of the few surviving interiors from James Joyce's works, but also nurture an international community for the culture.

 

Up until this year, we have been able to cover our costs from soap sales and generous donations from visitors. Recently, however, the rental market in Dublin has gone bonkers. As a result, our rent has been doubled. Yes, doubled. With our tight budget and modest savings, we had to step out of our comfort zone and launch our first ever online fundraising page here. This is why we are asking you today to step out of your comfort zone too.

Become a patron today and leave a real, positive mark on Irish culture and history. We individually recognise our patrons for their proactiveness and positive support. Your contribution will literally keep Sweny's alive by helping us pay the increased rent.

Thanks to your contribution to Sweny's, visitors from around the world will always have a place to go for a rich, authentic cultural experience in Ireland.



For more videos, photos and craic, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as our website.

Go raibh maith agat!

PJ Murphy (on behalf of Sweny's volunteer team)


Tiers
Surprise Gift
$1 or more per month 29 patrons

When we manage to pay our doubled rent, every patron will receive a surprise gift from Sweny's to celebrate together.

Sweny's Label Sticker
$5 or more per month 40 patrons
A sticker designed after our original Sweny's label from 1847, plus everything above.
Friends of Sweny's Badge
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
Friends of Sweny's badge, plus everything above.
Shelved at Sweny's
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
Your name will be attached to a medicine bottle which will be shelved at Sweny's Pharmacy in honour of your substantial contribution. Plus, everything above.
Goals
$491 of $500 per month
—Would I make any money by it? Stephen asked.
Haines laughed and, as he took his soft grey hat from the holdfast of the hammock, said:
—I don’t know, I’m sure.
He strolled out to the doorway. Buck Mulligan bent across to Stephen and said with coarse vigour:
—You put your hoof in it now. What did you say that for?
—Well? Stephen said. The problem is to get money. From whom? From the milkwoman or from him. It’s a toss up, I think.
—I blow him out about you, Buck Mulligan said, and then you come along with your lousy leer and your gloomy jesuit jibes.
—I see little hope, Stephen said, from her or from him.
Buck Mulligan sighed tragically and laid his hand on Stephen’s arm.
—From me, Kinch, he said.
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Sweny’s Pharmacy (est. 1847) is featured in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. Here, visitors are taken back in time to the Victorian and Edwardian ages. You can enjoy a cup of tea, listen to the old Irish songs, have a bit of a chat, participate in the daily Joyce readings, and, of course, pick up a bar of the lemon-scented soap that made the shop famous!

Today, Sweny’s is entirely maintained by volunteers who give their time for free, dedicated to preserving the shop as it was in Joyce’s time. We do it for love. We not only keep our door open as one of the few surviving interiors from James Joyce's works, but also nurture an international community for the culture.

 

Up until this year, we have been able to cover our costs from soap sales and generous donations from visitors. Recently, however, the rental market in Dublin has gone bonkers. As a result, our rent has been doubled. Yes, doubled. With our tight budget and modest savings, we had to step out of our comfort zone and launch our first ever online fundraising page here. This is why we are asking you today to step out of your comfort zone too.

Become a patron today and leave a real, positive mark on Irish culture and history. We individually recognise our patrons for their proactiveness and positive support. Your contribution will literally keep Sweny's alive by helping us pay the increased rent.

Thanks to your contribution to Sweny's, visitors from around the world will always have a place to go for a rich, authentic cultural experience in Ireland.



For more videos, photos and craic, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as our website.

Go raibh maith agat!

PJ Murphy (on behalf of Sweny's volunteer team)


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Tiers
Surprise Gift
$1 or more per month 29 patrons

When we manage to pay our doubled rent, every patron will receive a surprise gift from Sweny's to celebrate together.

Sweny's Label Sticker
$5 or more per month 40 patrons
A sticker designed after our original Sweny's label from 1847, plus everything above.
Friends of Sweny's Badge
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
Friends of Sweny's badge, plus everything above.
Shelved at Sweny's
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
Your name will be attached to a medicine bottle which will be shelved at Sweny's Pharmacy in honour of your substantial contribution. Plus, everything above.