James Joyce Centre

James Joyce was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century.

The James Joyce centre is housed in a 17th Century Georgian building, it is dedicated to promote understanding of the life and works of James Joyce. Set over three floors, the Centre covers Joyce’s life and work with a permanent interactive exhibition on Ulysses. The interactive computer installations allow visitors to explore the content of Ulysses episode by episode, and to explore Joyce’s biography year by year. The Family Tree of Ulysses in Print provides information on the many editions of Ulysses from the first edition, published by Shakespeare & Company on 2 February 1922, to the editions available in bookstores today.

There is also a copy of Joyce’s death mask by sculptor Paul Speck is also on view.~

The centre also displays short films, there are three documentary films which detail the controversy over Ulysses, the relationship between Joyce and the National Library of Ireland, and Joyce’s contemporary legacy.

The James Joyce Centre offer walking tours and private tours, all subject to availability.

Whether you’re a true Joycean or a literary novice there is plenty to learn about and a wonderful insight into the Dublin that inspired Joyce’s work.

Admission Fee:

Adults: €5
Students/Concession: €4

Opening Hours:

Monday – closed
Tuesday to Saturday – 10am – 5pm
Sunday – 12 – 5pm

Monday to Saturday – 10am – 5pm
Sunday – 12 – 5pm

NOTE: This schedule is effective from Monday 1 April 2019.
Year round: Last admissions are at 4.30pm and our exhibitions close at 4.50pm.

St. Patrick’s Day (17th March) & St. Patrick’s Bank Holiday
Easter Sunday & Monday
Christmas period


35 N Great George's St, Dublin 1 

2 minute walk from the Castle Hotel


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