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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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+353 1 878 8547
12:00 - 17:00
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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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Awesome building..

Only cost 5 euros to enter this awesome Georgian built dating back to the 1784's. Has been restored to it's former glory.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Only cost 5 euros to enter this awesome Georgian built dating back to the 1784's. Has been restored to it's former glory.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

If you want to get relevant information about James Joyce and his influence in literature, this is the right place. You can even go into the depths of the books in here. If you're not into literature, getting to see the interior of a Georgian house might be interesting as well.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Centre itself is a treasure, brings Joyce to life. We took an additional Joyce walk, which was two hours, perfectly pitched to welcome casual interest and experts alike, explaining the history and literary contexts as well as giving us a feel for Dublin.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

This was an intimate portrait of the renowned writer and his memorabilia as well as some video commentaries about Joyce's place in contemporary literature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

i was pleased we got a chance to visit the cultural centre... it is a great space for exhibitions etc...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Mark and the staff at the Joyce Centre did an outstanding job of organizing and executing the week of activities leading up to Bloomsday. They put together a package of events that suited our needs at a reasonable price, and we enjoyed them all. They made one booking error that caused us to miss a 25-person bus tour, but Mark... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

I hadn't planned on visiting, but when I saw mention of it while at the Dublin Writers Museum and saw how close it was I figured, "Why not?" I'm glad I went. Though I've never read 'Ulysses,' that didn't detract from my visit. As with other similar places, if you enjoy history you'll enjoy this, even if you're not a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

As the hub of activity surrounding Bloomsday, celebrating Leopold Bloom's June 16 circuit around Dublin in James Joyce's Ulysses, the James Joyce Centre is the place to start. We enjoyed the activities around the city more than the Bloomsday Bus Tour sponsored by the Centre. Although informative, it was expensive, time-consuming and did not include admission into the museum. The... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Very interesting place. Not a museum, but a place to spend time with Joyce and getting and understanding of Ulysses. I will probably never read it. But now I know why! There are also guided tours where you follow in the tracks of Leopold, Stephen and the others, but then you have to be a fan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Visited Dublin for Bloomsday and this was one of our first stops. It is a great little centre and we booked onto one of their Bloomsday walks. We had a great guide who was very personable and incredibly knowledgeable about Joyce and his works. We also went to the poetry, readings and music event put on by the centre and... More 

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