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

James Joyce and the Irish Revolution by Luke Gibbons

Book Launch 18 May 2023, 6:00pm On Thursday, 18 May 2023 at 6:00pm, the James Joyce Centre hosted the book launch of …

Framed in Cork

Lecture Series 25 April 2023, 6:30pm The first lecture in our Spring/Summer Lecture Series was FRAMED IN CORK: JAMES …

Myles of Joyce

Performance by JoyceStagers 13 April 2023, 7pm On April 13th, 2023 at 7pm, the JoyceStagers presented their work, Myl…

Remembering Arthur Griffith

Book Lunch of the 6th Edition of “Cut & Paste” 30 March 2023, 4:30pm On Thursday, 30th of March, the …

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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