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The James Joyce Centre Dublin


The James Joyce Centre in Dublin


The James Joyce Centre is dedicated to promoting and understanding of the life and works of James Joyce. The centre’s home is a restored 18th century Georgian townhouse in the north inner city of Dublin, the city of Joyce’s birth and the setting for all his works. From this central location in Joyce’s heartland the centre aims to foster an appreciation of this most remarkable and significant literary figure of the 20th century.

The current exhibition at the centre is focused on the life of James Joyce and his most famous novel, Ulysses. Learn about the author’s upbringing in Dublin, his influences and circumstances while writing it.


The centre has many ways to learn about James Joyce and his work:

  • Touchscreen displays guide visitors through the structure of the novel
  • 3 documentaries teach about the book and its controversies
  • The film adaptation by Joseph Strick from 1967 is shown on the ground floor
  • The Family Tree of Ulysses in print teaches about the different versions of the book available through the years
  • “Ulysses – A Visual Schema” by James MacDonnell attempts to describe each episode down in a minimalist way
  • There is also a lecture room, where lectures are held on a regular basis.


The James Joyce Centre also hosts guided walking tours, showing both places that influenced Joyce in his life, as well as settings from his novels.

This is a brilliant attraction to include in your literary tour of Dublin and we highly recommend combining it with the Dublin Writers Museum and the Hugh Lane Gallery just a short walk away.



Photo Gallery
Interactive learning about James Joyce
Ulysses: A Visual Schema
Gregorian Lecture Hall  for Tour Groups
Staircase with literary wall display
James Joyce quote at literary centre
James Joyce Centre Facade in Dublin
Useful Information
Opening Hours

October – March

Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00 hrs

Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00 hrs


April – September

Monday – Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00 hrs

Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00 hrs


The last admission is at 16.30 hrs each day and exhibitions close at 16.50 hrs

The James Joyce Centre is closed 17th March, Easter and during the Christmas period (23rd December – 2nd January).

Duration of Visit

Approximately 45 minutes



35 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

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