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James Joyce Cultural Centre

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“his life”(9 reviews)
The James Joyce Cultural Centre, situated in a stunning Georgian townhouse, offers the visitor historical and biographical information about James Joyce and his influence in literature. See the door to the famous No 7 Eccles Street from “Ulysses”, a...more
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35 N. Great George's St., Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 8547
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All reviews his life cultural center georgian building top floor actual door great background literary history admission fee small museum interesting place o'connell street gift shop on display trinity college eccles writer literature
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is an Outstanding visit for those who love Joyce, particularly for those who love Ulysses. It is authentic, well done, informative and the staff are outstanding. If you fit the criteria, you MUST spend time here. Many, if not most, people have not read...More

Thank cleflar
Reviewed 6 September 2018

. . . when I finished it I went back and arranged a private tour through the Centre and walked Bloom's talk. Coner, my guide and a Trinity College Ph.D., was exceptional. He and the rest of the Centre's staff are knowledgeable and encouraging. Ulysses...More

Thank lexladycpa
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is a nice little museum. It has artefacts from Joyce’s life and works and has some very good audio-visual materials to bring his story to life. There is a nice bookshop and the people are very helpful. Its not a huge museum but well...More

Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The cultural centre is situated on North Great George Street and is not far from the hustle and bustle of O'Connell Street Upper. It is housed in a splendid Georgian mansion and although fairly small, there's plenty of Joyce related information pertaining to his life...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

The building is what I most enjoyed! Sorry to any ardent Joyce fans but the Georgian building is just stunning - especially the friezework and plasterwork. The entire street is beautiful! If you do like Joyce, then it's obviously a must. The top floor had...More

Thank WisteriaView
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The title of this establishment may set some folks up for disappointment, so please note that this is basically a modest, though informative mini-museum. Located in a Georgian townhouse, one feels on stepping in the door like one is visiting characters from Dubliners. There's a...More

Thank NatureLoverMass
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We availed ourselves of multiple experiences: the pub crawl, the bus trip out to the Tower, the breakfast and tea on Bloomsday, and... Each was wonderful in its own way with superb guides. A must for Joyceans and friends!!

Thank George R
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We were led by a charming young man named Conor, a Trinity grad, passionate about Joyce and literature. He read from JJ's works at appropriate spots, and knew Bloom and Daedalus and their Dublin intimately. We had a great time.

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 16 May 2018

If you’re a fan of James Joyce, the Centre will be a nice place to visit, but I would especially recommend doing one of the walking tours. Before our afternoon walking tour, we visited the James Joyce Centre, located in a charming Georgian house. The...More

Thank Diana K
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We went to the Centre which is in one of the areas Joyce wrote about in his works. We took a tour of the neighborhood with Connor who is very knowledgeable and insightful about Joyce and his environs. Several tours are offered; we had only...More

Thank Renee W
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Mary M
26 March 2017|
Response from Travis T | Reviewed this property |
It is on the north side of Dublin near city center on N Great George Lane. It is open Monday to Friday from 1100 to 1600 last I was there. It has a couple of Joyce themed exhibits and a gift shop though the most unique part... More
27 December 2016|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
That would be the Cobalt Café at 16 North Great George's St. Best spot in Dublin for lunch and a natter!
5 April 2015|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hi Brigidm7, thanks for your query. Unfortunately the Centre is located in a listed historical building and at the present time we do not have an external lift. We do have a mobile ramp which allows access to the ground... More