The Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 4:30pm. Admission is €7 for adults and €5 for seniors and students. Admission for children under 12 is free.

To book a visit, go to the Book A Visit page or pay at the reception desk.

Walking Tours

Walking tours take place every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 11:00am. Walking tours are €15 for adults and €12 for seniors and students.* To book a walking tour, go to the Book A Walking Tour page or pay at the reception desk.

The Centre also offers private walking tours. Please email [email protected] for more information.

*Please note that there has been a price adjustment for tours scheduled after 2 July 2023. Bookings after this date are €20 for adults, €15 for students and seniors.

Group Admission

The Centre offers special admission rates for groups of 10 or more. Guided tours of the house are also available. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Educational Programmes

The Centre offers educational activities for primary and secondary school students. Please see our Education Section for more information.

Venue Hire

The Centre can be hired for meetings, functions, events, weddings, and photoshoots. The stunning period surroundings and quiet nature of the street make it perfect for intimate events, dinners, classes, and corporate meetings.

We offer the following rooms for hire: the Maginni Room, the Kenmare Room, and the Old Library.

Please note that due to capacity restrictions and fire regulations, we are unable to host an event with more than 50 people.

To reserve a room, please email [email protected] or call 0872860388.

The Maginni Room

The Maginni Room is located on the ground floor of the James Joyce Centre and provides a stunning example of Georgian plasterwork, with wall medallions depicting a variety of dancing scenes which reflect the use of the room as a dancing academy at the turn of the 19th Century. Available 7 days a week.

Half-day: €150 Full-day: €300

The Kenmare Room

The Kenmare Room is the largest room in the building and faces west onto North Great George’s Street. The room features beautiful and ornate ceiling stucco-work.

Half-day: €150 Full-day: €300

Centenary celebration of Ulysses
in the Kenmare Room

The Old Library

The Old Library is adjoining to the Kenmare Room and is slightly smaller in dimensions. It also features a very handsome plasterwork ceiling and can be used as an additional prep area for events. It is located towards the back of the building and the windows face out over our rear courtyard. The Old Library can be hired independently for the same rates as the Kenmare Room.

Half-day: €150 Full-day: €300

If you wish to hire both the Kenmare Room and the Old Library then the combined rate would be €200 for a half-day and €400 for a full-day.

View from The Old Library looking
into The Kenmare Room