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Welcome to the
James Joyce Centre

The James Joyce Centre is an educational charity, museum, and cultural institution which promotes the life, literature and legacy of one of the world’s greatest writers, James Joyce. Situated in a stunning Georgian townhouse in Dublin’s North Inner City, the Centre offers visitors historical and biographical information about James Joyce and his influence upon the literary world. We host walking tours, exhibitions, workshops, and lectures for Joycean scholars as well as the casual visitor. See the door of the famous No. 7 Eccles Street from Ulysses, art exhibitions, and other items that bring the author and his works to life. Participate in our many online events, including readings, adaptations, and performances of Joyce’s best loved works.

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outreach and educational activities and the annual Bloomsday Festival.

News Updates

Cut & Paste: Remembering Arthur Griffith

Book Launch 28 March 2024 at 4pm The James Joyce Centre was proud to host the launch of the 7th volume of Cut & P…

Himself and Nora

Performance 21 & 22 March 2024 at 7:30pm After the great success of Culture Night 2023, the James Joyce Centre wa…

Community in a World of Limited Good

Lecture 11 March 2024 at 7pm Tá an áthas orainn cuireadh a thabhart duit chuig léacht leis tOllamh Ray Cashman, ar an…

Keys to Dreamland

Concert 9 March 2024 at 7:30pm Internationally-renowned musical artist Lila Tirando a Violeta performced at her first…

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Joyce’s Dublin

The James Joyce Centre is situated near the centre of Dublin City or “the Heart of the Hibernian Metropolis” as Joyce called it in his great work Ulysses. James Joyce once declared that if Dublin “one day suddenly disappeared from the Earth it could be reconstructed out of my book”. Though he would spend most of his life living in Continental Europe, Dublin would be the focus of almost all his major work.​ As he wrote to his brother Stanislaus on 24 September 1905, nearly a year after leaving Ireland for Italy: “When you remember that Dublin has been a capital for thousands of years, that it is the ‘second’ city of the British Empire, that it is nearly three times as big as Venice, it seems strange that no artist has given it to the world.”

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O’Connell Bridge Dublin. Photo courtesy of The National Library of Ireland