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James Joyce Tower & Museum

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Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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We stayed in Dun Laoghaire and took a beautiful walk along the coast to the museum and the Forty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jill D
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So much in so Little Space

I definitely enjoyed this even if I am not a tremendous fan of Joyce. A volunteer walked me... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good36%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Dun Laoghaire and took a beautiful walk along the coast to the museum and the Forty Foot. The museum has some fascinating exhibits and is housed in the Martello tower where you can climb up very narrow stone steps to the top...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I definitely enjoyed this even if I am not a tremendous fan of Joyce. A volunteer walked me through the several areas of the tower and then left me to take my time over the exhibits. The gent was very informed & enthusiastic as were...More

Thank jfdjr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to James Joyce museum, very friendly and welcoming staff, climed to the roof where there are some beautiful views of Dublin Bay, we will return soon, Paddy & Margaret

Thank Pauge007
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This little Joyce jewel is a bit out of the way but easy to get to via the Dart from Dublin to Sandycove then a 20 minute walk. The small museum has some interesting Joyce artefacts and some wonderful old photographs but the piece de...More

Thank Irene G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We spent a really informative hour in the attraction. The voluntary staff were welcoming and very knowledgeable. The museum has some wonderful artefacts and I would encourage everyone to visit.

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Went to visit this after a walk from Dun Laoirghe. Really enjoyed it and the views from the top of the tower were amazing!

Thank MSEire
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I must admit as a Dubliner, I'm ashamed I'm only starting to scratch the surface of the highlights of my city. This is my first visit to The James Joyce Tower and Museum. It free and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. This museum is...More

Thank motorcar1
Reviewed 24 August 2017

If you are visiting Dun Laoghaire are the Martello Tower in Sandycove is worth a visit. It is not large, but staff is extra friendly and the entrance is free. There is interesting information about James Joyce, but also you can go up the tower...More

Thank EricaK2013
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

It took about 25 minutes to walk along the coast from Dun Laoghaire to the James Joyce Martello tower. It's a lovely walk with great views to sea and plenty of rock pools to explore. Sandy Cove is a tiny beach where kids were playing...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Visited for two reasons. 1, The military history, 2, James Joyce. Impressed with the good condition of the tower from top to bottom, despite a ground floor door being cut through in the 50's. The guide, Michael, was very good and didn't rush through the...More

Thank Llew994
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Response from plewco | Reviewed this property |
According to their leaflet, it is open 7 days a week 10 am to 6 pm in summer and 7 days a week 10 am to 4 pm in winter, 365 days a year. and email. Admission is free, but they do appreciate contributions.