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Wonderful Martello Tower with attached museum. It’s on the sea side in Sandycove and slightly hard... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Memorable Indeed!

This place is amazing always. For fans of James Joyce it is wonderful to see the collection and... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Tyler F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Museum housed in a seaside tower that inspired the setting of the first chapter of Ulysses; features memorabilia and a fantastic view of the coast and the surrounding countryside.
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Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Martello Tower with attached museum. It’s on the sea side in Sandycove and slightly hard to find. Great history and good to visit. Hours in photo below.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This place is amazing always. For fans of James Joyce it is wonderful to see the collection and walk up the same steps Joyce did. But it is also a great place to see the beauty of Ireland and look out from the tower. On...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

The enthusiasm of the volunteers made our visit really interesting. It's a little gem and although small, it was well worth a detour. The suggested Inn was appreciated too. Thank you!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mo E
Reviewed November 16, 2018

You really don't need to be a fan of James Joyce (but it helps). This Martello tower is in a great position overlooking the Irish sea and Dublin port. The museum itself is excellent, very well curated with helpful staff. It's amazing to see so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paolaenergya
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Entrance to the tower if free and it houses many items that belonged to James joyce,there is also great views of the bay from the top of the tower.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank summer17669
Reviewed October 12, 2018

My wife and I travelled to Dublin to celebrate our 49th anniversary last week. As we stayed overnight in a Sandycove B&B, we walked the short distance down to Joyce's Tower & Museum. We had long wanted to visit it and had once mistakenly searched...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William L
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

The Joyce Tower Museum is packed with Joyce documents and memorabilia. But most important is the remarkable reconstruction of the very room in which the opening scene of Ulysses takes place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Resort779605
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Even if you haven't heard of Joyce the views at the top of the tower were spectacular and worth the visit. Entry is free and there are lots of interesting artefacts about Joyce and Ulysses and even if you know it all already the staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Free attraction w a pleasant display and items relating to James Joyce, who based the start of Ulysses on happenings here. Amazing outlook from the tower, not a difficult climb. Really helpful volunteers. Recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SydnTooli
Reviewed August 5, 2018

It looks like just any old tower but the guides were good enough to explain the history of the tower and unfortunately because it was raining we couldn't go to the top.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Shyamis
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June 11, 2018|
Response from vinblue | Reviewed this property |
The tours start from 10 am and last about 45 minutes. All the tour guides are volunteers and are very good.
November 20, 2016|
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Response from plewco | Reviewed this property |
According to their leaflet, it is open 7 days a week 10 am to 6 pm in summer and 7 days a week 10 am to 4 pm in winter, 365 days a year. and email. Admission is free, but they do appreciate contributions.