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James Joyce Tower & Museum

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Address: Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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+353 1 280 9265
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Museum housed in a seaside tower that inspired the setting of the first...

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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Ulysess opening chapter, perfect.

Just great to read about and then visit this old fort. Full information on James Joyce and all for free. The rest of Dublin should emulate this museum.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rob P
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just great to read about and then visit this old fort. Full information on James Joyce and all for free. The rest of Dublin should emulate this museum.

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Thank Rob P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not actually in Dun Loaghaire, but Sandycove by the "Forty Foot." A short walk along the seafront and round the corner to Sandycove. Past the nice cove and beach and you'll see the tower on your right. Small, but good musemn dedicated to James Joyce the writer. If you fancy the view it is well worth the climb up the... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A pleasant and cheap trip on Dart from central Dublin brings you to Sandycove, and a short walk along the seafront takes you to the tower. The very friendly staff and interesting exhibits make the trip a real pleasure. You can see the original key that kept Buck Mulligan's chemise flat, Joyce's clothes and ashplant, and a picture of Throwaway,... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Wonderful facility - which offers an insight to James Joyce This Martello Tower has been brought back to life by dedicated volunteers who are extremely friendly and informative. The views from the top of the tower are great.

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Thank CharlesX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We walked along the coast and found this place. We popped in as it was free and the lovely couple on the door explained all about the history and the connection with james joyce. One word of warning the stairs are very narrow and steep but worthwhile as the view was great.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Helped by glorious October sunshine perhaps. A friendly, informative welcome in a fantastic setting. One of the best small museums I have visited.

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Thank ChrisLLUK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Sandycove is easily reached by DART railway and the James Joyce tower can be the highlight of a relaxing (Ulysses) walk along the coast. Entrance is free but I suggest you give a donation. The place is cute and the volunteers really friendly, like all the Dubliners we met :) Quite a lot of James Joyce memorabilia to admire. Some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We came across this unusual museum when heading for a swim at the adjacent legendary Forty Foot bathing spot. It's free entry and staffed by enthusiastic, friendly volunteers. Housed in an old Martello Tower, this is a really accessible way to find out about the life and works of James Joyce, especially Ulysses, with the bonus of climbing up the... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We took a train trip to Sandycove, a small town on the Irish coast, and happened upon the James Joyce Tower and Museum. The museum is located in a martello tower, near the beach and about a 20 minute walk from the train depot. This is where James Joyce stayed for 6 nights and it inspired the opening of the... More 

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Thank Cecily W
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My son and I went to the James Joyce Museum for the recent Culture Night event and had a really great time. He is 12 and at least has an excuse not to have read Ulysses - I have none - but we went anyway, more to see the inside of a Martello Tower to be honest but potentially to... More 

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