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James Joyce Tower & Museum

Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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Visited for two reasons. 1, The military history, 2, James Joyce. Impressed with the good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London Colney
Free and very interesting visit

I went there with a group of friends and spent about 45 minutes there. This very interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beverley, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Average2%
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Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with a group of friends and spent about 45 minutes there. This very interesting visit both in terms of James Joyce and the tower's military history and the volunteers on the reception were very friendly and knowledgeable and even us some free...More

Thank DavidJackson2112
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For free, walk up to the top of this good gem hidden along the cost south of Dublin for a nice view of the harbor and across to Howth. A small gift shop and knowledgeable attendants greet you as you enter. So glad we found...More

Thank philipu2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one on many Martello towers in Ireland and has been used as the James Joyce Museum. All volunteer staff will be happy to show you around and answer your Joyce questions. Lovely location

Thank gottogo
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a great place to visit and it is free to enter. The view from the tower on top is magnificent. The staff which are volunteers are really very nice and helpful.

Thank maryJ4532GF
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The James Joyce Museum Tower is in a Martello tower built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon. It is now devoted to the life and works of James Joyce, who after staying in the tower, made it the setting for the first chapter of his...More

Thank lsutherland99
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This Museum is run by volunteers who are very helpful and friendly. Great location with wonderful views out to sea. The building itself has been well restored and the detail of James Joyce's association with it are well displayed. We really enjoyed our visit to...More

Thank CharlesX
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Pretty crowded as it was Bloomsday and the weather was lovely, but worth a visit if you've ever read Ulysses or any of Joyce's works. Display includes letters and postcards written by Joyce, first editions, a copy of Ulysses illustrated by Matisse, lots of photos,...More

Thank Ayumi S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

An area full of Irish literature history. Joyce, Shaw, Beckett and many many more. The site is FREE and we decided to visit on blooms week festival. Sheila was a wonderful, lovely lady she welcomed us in and gave the best insight you can ever...More

Thank Georges L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A free spot to learn a bit about James Joyce and his time serving in the tower. The top of the tower has a nice view too! Also the staff was kind and helpful!

Thank 08lj
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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.