Literary Ireland

The James Joyce Centre

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35 North Great George's Street, Dublin City, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)18788547
F: +353(0)18788488

The James Joyce Centre is housed in an 18th-century Georgian townhouse in Dublin City. It aims to foster an appreciation of Joyce through exhibitions, education, outreach and activities.

The James Joyce Centre in Dublin is dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce. In doing so, the centre strives to be an integral contributor to the network of institutions which celebrate Ireland’s rich cultural heritage. The James Joyce Centre provides the casual visitor, student and scholar alike with a rewarding and memorable experience.

The centre's home is a restored 18th-century Georgian townhouse in the north inner city of Dublin, the city of Joyce's birth and the setting for all his works. From this central location in Joyce's heartland, the centre aims – through a programme of exhibition, education, outreach and activities – to foster an appreciation of this most remarkable and significant literary figure of the 20th century.

The James Joyce Centre includes an exhibition area with computer installations, videos, re-creations of period rooms, and items relating to the life and work of James Joyce. Also on view are a copy of Joyce's death mask, furniture from Paul Leon's Paris apartment where Joyce worked on “Finnegans Wake”, and the front door from number 7 Eccles Street, Leopold Bloom's address in Joyce's “Ulysses”. Various walking tours of Joyce's Dublin are available.

Facilities include Book and Gift shop (April-Sept). Wheelchair accessible ground floor only. Special workshops available on request through the Education Department. Conference and private room hire facilities available.

Bus tours explore the Joycean landscape further a field in Dublin City's surrounds.