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The James Joyce 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.

*The James Joyce Centre is closed 24-25 May 2024 for maintenance work. The walking tours are scheduled as normal.

Walking Tours

Walking tours take place every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 11:00am. Walking tours are €20 for adults and €15 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.

Group Admission & Guided House Tours

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, meals, 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.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

The Maginni Room

The Maginni Room is located on the ground floor and provides a stunning example of Georgian decoration and stuccowork, with wall medallions depicting a variety of dancing scenes that reflect the use of the room by Mr Denis J. Maginni, “professor of dancing & c,” as a dancing academy at the turn of the 20th century.

Half-day: €200 Full-day: €400 (excl. VAT)

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 stuccowork. It is perfect for meetings, lectures, exhibitions, and seminars.

Half-day: €200 Full-day: €400 (excl. VAT)

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 ceiling adorned with Diana, the Roman Goddess of the Moon, 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: €200 Full-day: €400 (excl. VAT)

If you wish to hire both the Kenmare Room and the Old Library, the combined rate would be €300 for a half-day and €650 for a full day (excl. VAT).

View from The Old Library looking
into The Kenmare Room