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“The circular walk”

James Joyce Cultural Centre
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US$54.42*
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions
Ranked #124 of 531 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: This cultural center promotes the study of Joyce's work and is housed in a beautiful 18th-century Georgian mansion.
Sydney, Australia
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“The circular walk”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

We took a 90 minute walk with a docent who knew the stories and -- I liked this a lot -- quoted passages directly from very well worn, marked-up texts of Ulysses and the Dubliners. After the walk were went through the two floors of exhibits and I came away with a DVD of MIlo O'Shea's star turn as Leopold Bloom.

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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“More Joyce”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I admit that I have only read "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and have yet to tackle Ullyses or Finnegan's Wake. However, the center was really intesting. It is located in a lovely Georgian house. The first floor was closed the day I was there, but the video of Joyce's life was well done - original photos and original "movie", and expert insight into what made Joyce the man and writer that he was. I recommend a trip.

Visited June 2014
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

The James Joyce Centre is one of Dublin’s brightest hidden gems. Housed in a very historic house itself, this museum, is dedicated to the life and works of one of Ireland’s biggest sons, I could go on all day about this place, and of course James Joyce, I am certainly struggling to fit it all in within 150 words so I will try and be brief. For just a very small admission fee you can spend as much or as little time here, and with their new audio tour guide that time just got a little longer. Not only can you research Joyce and his works but there are also events and lectures here, even Joyce walks can be enjoyed. Whether your a Joyce or a literary fan or maybe not, a visit to this great historic house has something to offer everyone. Oh! And there’s a great tearoom across the road.

Visited March 2014
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Springfield, VA
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“Worth it for Joyce fans, not sure about everyone else”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

My husband is a huge fan of Irish literature, so this small museum was on the top of his list for our trip to Ireland. If you are a James Joyce aficionado, then you are likely to enjoy it. If you are not a fan, you might learn a little more about Joyce than you knew before. The building itself is quite lovely -- one of the Georgian townhouses for which Dublin is noted. It's not far from the Dublin Writer's Museum, so you can combine them both on the same afternoon you're in Dublin.

Visited September 2013
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“Great for Ulysses fans”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

There are some information on James Joyce, and his relation with the National Library, but most of it is about Ulysses, its relation to The Odyssey, the trouble there was to publish it! It is a place kinda out of the way from the other atracctions in Dublin, so if you're not interested in this subject, go somewhere else.

Visited April 2014
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