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Must visit for all readers of James Joyce

The Joyce Tower Museum is packed with Joyce documents and memorabilia. But most important is the... read more

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HE came to the stairhead

Even if you haven't heard of Joyce the views at the top of the tower were spectacular and worth the... read more

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Museum housed in a seaside tower that inspired the setting of the first chapter of Ulysses; features memorabilia and a fantastic view of the coast and the surrounding countryside.
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Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Joyce Tower Museum is packed with Joyce documents and memorabilia. But most important is the remarkable reconstruction of the very room in which the opening scene of Ulysses takes place.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you haven't heard of Joyce the views at the top of the tower were spectacular and worth the visit. Entry is free and there are lots of interesting artefacts about Joyce and Ulysses and even if you know it all already the staff...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Free attraction w a pleasant display and items relating to James Joyce, who based the start of Ulysses on happenings here. Amazing outlook from the tower, not a difficult climb. Really helpful volunteers. Recommended.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

It looks like just any old tower but the guides were good enough to explain the history of the tower and unfortunately because it was raining we couldn't go to the top.

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

A little bit of history and one that places you right in key scenes from the start of Ulysses. The steps are steep and awkward and the museum is small, but you have to do it!

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

The museum is small but meaningful. It's really neat to be in the very spot where part of Ulysses takes place. The staff are wonderful.

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

I visited this museum last year with a friend from the US, who was blown away by being in the actual tower James Joyce refers to in Ulysses. Joyce actually only stayed there for six nights in 1904. It was rented then by his friend...More

1  Thank sophia7
Reviewed 29 July 2018

My brother and I kicked off our Bloomsday weekend by starting at the James Joyce Tower on June 15. The staff were fantastic. It was just so special to be inside the Martello Tower and seeing everything on display. I can't quite put it into...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

The James Joyce Tower is worth the climb even if you’re not all that into James Joyce. They have done a remarkable job of recreating a room described in Ulysses, and the tower roof has a nice view. It’s an old Martello tower, one of...More

1  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The James Joyce Tower is known for being featured at the beginning of James Joyce's Ulysses. The museum contains rare editions of his work and other interesting items such as the original key to the tower, a plaster bust of Joyce, and two plaster death...More

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11 June 2018|
Response from Brendan W | Reviewed this property |
The tours start from 10 am and last about 45 minutes. All the tour guides are volunteers and are very good.
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Response from plewco | Reviewed this property |
According to their leaflet, it is open 7 days a week 10 am to 6 pm in summer and 7 days a week 10 am to 4 pm in winter, 365 days a year. and email. Admission is free, but they do appreciate contributions.