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James Joyce Tower & Museum

Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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I must admit as a Dubliner, I'm ashamed I'm only starting to scratch the surface of the highlights... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin Ireland
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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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Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must admit as a Dubliner, I'm ashamed I'm only starting to scratch the surface of the highlights of my city. This is my first visit to The James Joyce Tower and Museum. It free and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. This museum is...More

Thank motorcar1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Dun Laoghaire are the Martello Tower in Sandycove is worth a visit. It is not large, but staff is extra friendly and the entrance is free. There is interesting information about James Joyce, but also you can go up the tower...More

Thank EricaK2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It took about 25 minutes to walk along the coast from Dun Laoghaire to the James Joyce Martello tower. It's a lovely walk with great views to sea and plenty of rock pools to explore. Sandy Cove is a tiny beach where kids were playing...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Visited for two reasons. 1, The military history, 2, James Joyce. Impressed with the good condition of the tower from top to bottom, despite a ground floor door being cut through in the 50's. The guide, Michael, was very good and didn't rush through the...More

Thank Llew994
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I went there with a group of friends and spent about 45 minutes there. This very interesting visit both in terms of James Joyce and the tower's military history and the volunteers on the reception were very friendly and knowledgeable and even us some free...More

Thank DavidJackson2112
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

For free, walk up to the top of this good gem hidden along the cost south of Dublin for a nice view of the harbor and across to Howth. A small gift shop and knowledgeable attendants greet you as you enter. So glad we found...More

Thank philipu2015
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is one on many Martello towers in Ireland and has been used as the James Joyce Museum. All volunteer staff will be happy to show you around and answer your Joyce questions. Lovely location

Thank gottogo
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a great place to visit and it is free to enter. The view from the tower on top is magnificent. The staff which are volunteers are really very nice and helpful.

Thank maryJ4532GF
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The James Joyce Museum Tower is in a Martello tower built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon. It is now devoted to the life and works of James Joyce, who after staying in the tower, made it the setting for the first chapter of his...More

Thank lsutherland99
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This Museum is run by volunteers who are very helpful and friendly. Great location with wonderful views out to sea. The building itself has been well restored and the detail of James Joyce's association with it are well displayed. We really enjoyed our visit to...More

Thank CharlesX
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Response from plewco | Reviewed this property |
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.