James Joyce Centre
Situated in a beautifully restored 18th-century Georgian town house, the Centre is dedicated to the promotion of a greater interest in, and understanding of, the life and works of James Joyce. Visitors follow a self-guided tour through the house, that includes the door to No. 7 Eccles Street, home of Leopold Bloom, the hero of Ulysses; furniture from Joyce's Paris flat, computer installations, video documentaries and a reconstruction of period rooms. Events are centred every year around 'Bloomsday', the 16th of June, which is when the events of Ulysses take place.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Sep, daily; Oct-Mar, Mon-Sat
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About the area
It is often visited on a weekend trip, but rushing around is not the best way to experience Dublin. When Ireland joined the European Union, an economic boom began that flourished in the ‘Celtic Tiger’ years of the 1990s – fashion, the arts, food and Irish culture all blossomed, turning Dublin into one of the world’s hottest city destinations. Its transformation has continued into the 21st century with a technology boom.
There is something very special about this small city with its split personality – exhilarating and chic on one side but traditional, with an older generation still hanging on to pre-EU values, on the other.
One of the city’s irresistible charms is its welcoming people; so take time to relax in the pubs and cafes while absorbing the craic that is synonymous with the Irish. Slide away from the touristy themed pubs to discover the real heart of Dublin in its less well known taverns and in conversation with the locals.
Places to Stay
Restaurants and Pubs
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