James Joyce Tower & Museum, Dun Laoghaire

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  • August 16, 2017
    I went there with a group of friends and spent about 45 minutes there. This very interesting visit both in terms of James Joyce and the tower's military history and the volunteers on the reception wer...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    For free, walk up to the top of this good gem hidden along the cost south of Dublin for a nice view of the harbor and across to Howth. A small gift shop and knowledgeable attendants greet you as you e...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    "Stately plump Buck Mulligan ..." are the opening words of Ulysses by James Joyce, whose unforgettable beginning takes place in the Martello Tower. Joyce spent days very troubled in his youth as a writer of genius, guest of his friend master of the Tower, and wanted to celebrate in his masterpiece. The Museum holds many things that belonged to the writer and many editions of his publications, including in foreign languages. The view from the top of the tower is beautiful. The visit is free. Be advised that the town's name in Irish (Dun Laoghaire) is pronounced DONLIRI. Otherwise, no one can tell me where to go.
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  • June 25, 2017
    Like stepping into Chapter 1 of Ulysses. Learning about Joyce's brief stay and the circumstances of his leaving gives insight into the characters
  • March 16, 2017
    Free museum. A must for all Joyce fans. History is fascinating and has many items of his along with photos and whatnot. The room mentioned in Ulysses is as the book describes it. Decent views at top of tower but chilly and windy.
  • July 2, 2017
    Fun little museum with enthusiastic guides and fantastic views of Dùn Laoghaire!
  • March 29, 2017
    A short but very pleasant visit. The view from above was just fantastic, if not for the wind which wow.. it was so strong and cold (we went in January so).
  • April 27, 2017
    Nice myseum inside Of Martillo tower.Súper friendly staff.Impressed withnarrow stairs going upstairs. Exhibition on 1st floor.Nicest views from the roof.Entrance absolutely free.

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