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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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Museum with more than James Joyce

My wife is the JJ fan but I enjoyed my self too. Free audio guides make it much more interesting, too. Lots of Irish literary history here. Comfy seats, too.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went in a tour showing the main places related to James Joyce's life and his main characters leaded by the beautiful and amazing Lucy. Lucy is a writer who loves and understands JJ's work profoundly. The tour overcame my expectations, giving a hint on how was life in Dublin in 1904 and deepening my will to know Joyce's work... More 

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Boston
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife is the JJ fan but I enjoyed my self too. Free audio guides make it much more interesting, too. Lots of Irish literary history here. Comfy seats, too.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Joyce and dragged my somewhat reluctant friends to go on the Introduction to Joyce's Dublin tour because I was so excited about it. We arrived at the Center to be greeted by a very grumpy American-born young man who turned out to be our tour guide. How to describe the tour? All it could have been ... and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Frank Kiely's screen print exhibition showed the centre's engagement with more experimental and ambitious approaches to visualising Joyce's work. The permanent collection was interesting and I enjoyed seeing the door of 7 Eccles Street, along with the large scale reproduction of the poster/catalogue from ICA's exhibition. Definitely worth a visit for Joyce fans but more specialised than the museum at... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

As fans of Joyce and the great Irish writers, this was our first stop in Dublin, and we were disappointed. This could be an interesting place, but it is quite run down--none of the videos/movies were working. There are a few, very few, interesting items to look at, but many of the items and paintings are reproductions-the original paintings are... More 

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Driffield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

As a fan of Joyce I was excited about visiting this attraction. I wasn't disappointed. The information is vast and available in a easy manner. It filled in a few gaps for me about Joyce's life and inspirations. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I went there on a Friday morning and was one of the few visitors. It's a tiny Museum, quite expensive (7,50€) but it'll please any James Joyce fan!

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Thank FrenchieDubliner
Boblingen, Germany
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Home to the door of number 7 Eccles Street, should be a must see if you are a Joyce fan! There is a neat exhibition upstairs and a variety of facts throughout the centre. The staff working it were knowledgeable on Joyce and gave me some pointers on making my way through Finnegans Wake.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Must see for all Joyce devotees & those wanting more "flesh on the bones" of one of Ireland's literary heroes. Fascinating, evocative & atmospheric. Wonderful murals + memorabilia. One visit not enough so, as we're in Dub each November.......!

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I took the "Dubliners" tour, which was a bit short (i.e. I wanted more of it!) but anyhow covered some of the key things: Belvedere College, The Boarding House, Two Gallants, The Dead, etc. The guide provided some of her own perspective about the author and his works, which I thought was much more interesting than factual information.

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