Bewley's Cafes to close…

David Vance regrets the demise of two Dublin landmarks – which were frequented at one time, he reports, by two of his literary heroes – Brendan Behan and James Joyce! Although once grand, both have perhaps suffered from long term lack of investment – there’s a particularly drafty spot at the back of the one on Grafton Street, even in summer!

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