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James Joyce Cultural Centre

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Address: 35 N. Great George's St., Dublin 1, Ireland
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This cultural center promotes the study of Joyce's work and is housed in a...

This cultural center promotes the study of Joyce's work and is housed in a beautiful 18th-century Georgian mansion.

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We did not expect a walking tour to be sold out, but it was a sunny day and it was full. We settled for a tour of the house. Small with limited exhibits, but interesting for me... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful exhibition about the life of James Joyce- and Ulyssis-on 3 floors. Highly recommended to literature loving people.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

On our first full day in Dublin, my two fellow literary-nut travelers and I knew we had to do a literary walking tour. We decided to do it on our own rather than pay to join a tour group. We arrived at the James Joyce Centre midday on a Friday, and we were surprised to find no crowds or lines.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My friend and I did this walk with Deidre, A most entertaining and knowledgeable guide. Deidre gave us a deeper understanding of Joyce as a writer and her background stories were interesting and highly amusing. Giving information which fills the gaps on the writers humanity, thinking, manners and setting in which he lived made a great experience for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

If you visit James Joyce centre do not miss the wall paintings representing Leopold Bloom's day. You find them on the museum yard. Interesting details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The centre itself has enough points of interest to justify a visit. The three James Joyce walks are well worth the effort. If anyone doesn't already have more books than they need, there are plenty on sale here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

If you have studied Joyce's writings ( I did under Richard Ellman in the '70's) and savor his genius, a stroll through these exhibits will enchant you. There are many little artifacts and time period pieces that bring to life who Joyce was as he lived in Dublin. The feeling of being there with him at the Gaiety Theater or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We did not expect a walking tour to be sold out, but it was a sunny day and it was full. We settled for a tour of the house. Small with limited exhibits, but interesting for me who had not made it through "The Dubliners" and for my well read cousin who had read all of his works. You can... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you are a Joyce's follower visiting this place is like the cherry of the cake after walking around the city and to sandycove beach. During bloomsday they organise many events. I did a walking tour with them too. Enjoyed both.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I visited this attraction having never read any James Joyce. However, I still enjoyed this attraction. James was a very interesting and complex character who did not have a smooth ride to success. The historical context of his life was also set out so putting his time in context. The Georgian building itself is lovely and elegant, it could be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Highly recommended interlude if you're of a literary bent and seeking to expand your knowledge of Joycean Dublin. The centre itself was not of great interest to me; a Ulysses film from the 60s was being shown in one of the rooms, there is a timeline displayed on the walls and of course the obligatory bookshop/kiosk. The guided tour that... More 

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