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James Joyce Tower & Museum

Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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Fantastic experience

This free James Joyce is in the Martello tower at Sandycove that is the setting for the opening of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
fleischman2017
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Treviglio, Italy
Made the day

I didn't necessarily intend to go here, but I was walking past. A small museum with great views... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
shetravelsafairbit
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“volunteer staff” (12 reviews)
“great tour” (4 reviews)
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Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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+353 1 280 9265
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This free James Joyce is in the Martello tower at Sandycove that is the setting for the opening of Ulysses. It is staffed by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers and has many interesting exhibits related to Joyce. Although it is tiny, we spent over an hour...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't necessarily intend to go here, but I was walking past. A small museum with great views from the tower, the real gem were the the two volunteers. Both men were very knowledgeable about James Joyce and his writing. I enjoyed it completely, I...More

Thank shetravelsafairbit
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The converted Martello Tower in Sandycove which features in the opening of James Joyce’s epic novel is a little gem on the coast south of Dublin. Joyce himself spent a few fateful nights here before deciding to leave Ireland for good at the beginning of...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This Martello tower, overlooking Dublin Bay on the cliff in Dun Laoghaire, is an essential part of the James Joyce experience in Dublin. So fascinating/inspiring to visit where the author lived and worked for some of his early life and the setting of the opening...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

On a weekend in Dublin we wanted to have a stroll along the oceanside and picked Sandycove. Tremendous luck to stumble up on this great little museum (considering what you pay for some tours, amazing that it was free). It's a beautiful spot and the...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Fabtastoc views and friendly staff. Not suitible for disabled guests due yo steep narrow winding stairs. Worth a visit

1  Thank An D
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

First off this museum is free, so you can't beat the price. It's in an old tower used by the army I believe. It has items related to the life and career of author James Joyce. You definitely need to climb the very narrow stairs...More

1  Thank TSP2014
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit to this free entry museum dedicated to James Joyce. The volunteer staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. The history is interesting and also there’s a spectacular view of the coast. Perfect stop along the promenade if visiting the seaside town of...More

Thank Francesca G
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

The trip to see this was worth it. It is free and should be on your itinerary. The stairs are steep (it's a winding staircase to the top). The view of the area is wonderful. It is a quiet little town that we enjoyed getting...More

1  Thank Sheila P
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Yep you read the title right. This little museum is packed with a lot of information. There is no admission to this museum. It is a bit of a walk from the Dart. It is accessible by the dart. Be mindful that if you do...More

1  Thank Tara P
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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.
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