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James Joyce Statue

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Address: North Earl Street just off O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland

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Meeting point and photo-op

We took a walking tour and met at the corner of O'Connell Street and Earl Street which is where the statue is located. The Dublin Spire is opposite it. It is a popular... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

In my opinion, James Joyce is the best Irish writer ever. Since his statue is right on O'Connell Street, it would be a shame not to see it. Go get lost in Dublin's literature once more.

Thank Michela C
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

As a lover of Joyce, seeing his statue if you are in Dublin is an absolute must :) Easy to find and provides some good photo opportunities :)

Thank Ruth C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

In my opinion this is just a rusty statue to James Joyce while it also has a little bit of his history noted on it. Good with the tourists I suppose.

Thank Ultimatedaytrips
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 874 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We took a walking tour and met at the corner of O'Connell Street and Earl Street which is where the statue is located. The Dublin Spire is opposite it. It is a popular tourist spot.

Thank ct-cruisers
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I was glad to visit this statue of James Joyce and have my photo taken beside it. It is in a very easy to find location.

Thank Redsionnach
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 595 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It would be helpful to those of US who do not know what Joyce looked like if they could put a plaque on the bust so we would know who he was.

Thank wingate
Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This statue in the center of Dublin is a life-size bronze the famous novelist. He is shown by sculptor Marjorie Fitzgibbon leaning on his cane. Casually, he has one hand in a pocket as he stands proud though crossed-legged. He appears somewhat arrogant, perhaps conceited, with his nose pointing upward. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful work of art, giving some class... More 

Thank Newsboymac
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

It was great to finally match the pictures, the imaginative profile through the writing, and whatever is found on Google with the real statue. We started our walk from nearby and referred to the statue as our meeting point when we returned. We then made our way through the vibrant and buzzy city. Bridges, shops, pubs and the river accompanies... More 

Thank SpissuTravel
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

James Joyce is one of my heroes. Simply stunning and gifted writer. Simply brilliant. There is a statue of him across the street from The GPO. Worth a moment to pay homage to the man.

Thank seanworc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

As a James Joyce-fan, I had high hopes in finding this statue but I only did so near the ending of our journey, since it is so a shaming lyrics small.

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