Sandycove, Co. Dublin
Opening Hours
Open 10am to 6pm.

The James Joyce Tower is open every day of the year.

Admission Charges

Admission Free.
Donations Welcome.

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Upcoming Events
May
31
Wed
11:00 am Finnegans Wake Readings each Wed... @ Fitzgerald's Pub
Finnegans Wake Readings each Wed... @ Fitzgerald's Pub
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Readings from Irish literature.  We were reading Ulysses. From November 18th reading James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake. If you wish to join in and read that’s great but if you don’t feel like reading aloud, you[...]
Jun
7
Wed
11:00 am Finnegans Wake Readings each Wed... @ Fitzgerald's Pub
Finnegans Wake Readings each Wed... @ Fitzgerald's Pub
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Readings from Irish literature.  We were reading Ulysses. From November 18th reading James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake. If you wish to join in and read that’s great but if you don’t feel like reading aloud, you[...]
Jun
10
Sat
all-day Bloomsday Festival 2017 @ James Joyce Tower
Bloomsday Festival 2017 @ James Joyce Tower
Jun 10 – Jun 16 all-day
Bloomsday Festival 2017 @ James Joyce Tower
The Bloomsday festival takes place in Sandycove and Glasthule from the Saturday 10th to Friday 16th June. The last day of the festival is Bloomsday as commemorated on Joyce’s famous work, Ulysses. Individual events at[...]
2:00 pm Bloomsday 2017 – Music at the Tower @ James Joyce Tower
Bloomsday 2017 – Music at the Tower @ James Joyce Tower
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm
Bloomsday 2017 - Music at the Tower @ James Joyce Tower
Noel O’Grady, five time winner of Oireachtas na Gaeilge for traditional singing in Irish, will perform renditions of the songs associated with James Joyce.
Jun
11
Sun
2:00 pm Bloomsday 2017 – Theatre at the ... @ James Joyce Tower
Bloomsday 2017 – Theatre at the ... @ James Joyce Tower
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm
Bloomsday 2017 - Theatre at the Tower @ James Joyce Tower
Caitríona Ní Threasaigh who will perform her interpretation of Molly Bloom in the tower’s Round Room.

The James Joyce Tower is a Martello tower situated on a cliff top in South County Dublin.

James Joyce Tower

James Joyce Tower

The tower is best known for featuring in the opening section of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

The tower today houses a museum which contains letters, photographs and personal possessions of Joyce.  It also contains rare editions of his work and items such as the original key of the tower, a plaster bust of Joyce by Milton Hebald and two plaster death masks of Joyce by the sculptor Paul Speck.

Visitors can see Joyce’s living room and access the roof up a narrow winding staircase.  From the roof there is a panoramic view across Dublin Bay where “Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead”.

Each June 16th Bloomsday is celebrated and the focus is on the tower where it began.