James Joyce Tower & Museum Tours
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The James Joyce Tower is known for being featured at the beginning of James Joyce's Ulysses. Today, it's the James Joyce Tower & Museum, and is celebrated for housing letters, photographs, and other personal possessions from Joyce. The museum also contains rare editions of his work and other interesting items such as the original key to the tower, a plaster bust of Joyce made by Milton Hebald, and two plaster death masks of Joyce made by Paul Speck.
Visitors can also visit the living quarters which still show signs of the tower's original purpose, defense against Napoleon. Though the tower never saw any action, the massive outer door, reinforced against attackers with sheet metal, bolts, and bars, still stands here. You can also see a trap door leading to the artillery storage room below. The only windows are narrow and angled to protect from cannon attacks. A narrow winding staircase leads to the roof where there is a circular gun deck. From the roof, you can enjoy panoramic views across the Dublin Bay.
James Joyce Tower is located at Sandycove Point in Sandycove 9 miles from Dublin and can be reached train. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm daily in the summer and 10am to 4pm daily in the winter. Admission is free.
Address: Joyce's Tower, Sandycove Point, Dublin, Ireland, Ireland
Hours: Summer: 10am-6pm daily; Winter: 10am-4pm daily
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are James Joyce Tower & Museum hours of operation?
James Joyce Tower & Museum hours of operation: Summer: 10am-6pm daily; Winter: 10am-4pm daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience James Joyce Tower & Museum?
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