James Joyce Tower

  Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin      (+353)(0)1 280 9265     more than a year ago
One in a series of Martello towers built in 1804 to defend Ireland against Napoleon (who never came), the Joyce Tower overlooks the coast eight miles south of Dublin. Joyce's six-night stay at the tower in 1904 inspired the first chapter of his epic tome Ulysses - the gun platform and the living room are almost as he described them. With its museum and display of Joyce’s personal possessions, including letters, photographs, guitar and a Ulysses edition illustrated by Matisse, a daytrip to the Tower is an unmissable pilgrimage for fans of the literary genius.


City card


April-Oct Mon-Sat 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00; Sun & Public Holidays 14:00 - 18:00. Nov-March open by arrangement. Bloomsday 16 June 08:00 - 18:00.

Price/Additional Info

Adults €6, Children (3-11years) €4, Concessions €5, Family ticket (2 + 3/4) €15. Combined tickets available with Dublin Writers Museum and Shaw birthplace.


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James Holahan
This museum is open 365 days per year. 10am - 6pm during the Summer and 10am - 4pm in Winter. Admission is FREE.
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