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Lovely house

Lovely house/museum. It was, however, closed. Coitus interruptus. The tourist office was of no... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2017
FrankMcLynn
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Nora barnacle was a precocious girl orphaned somehow. She lived here with her uncle and fell in... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016
David M
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Jun 4, 2017
“Lovely house”
Oct 17, 2016
“Important”
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The childhood home of James Joyce's wife has been restored as a museum commemorating the lives of the Joyces.
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8 Bowling Green, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 564 743
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Lovely house/museum. It was, however, closed. Coitus interruptus. The tourist office was of no help either. Ah well - maybe next time.

2  Thank FrankMcLynn
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Nora barnacle was a precocious girl orphaned somehow. She lived here with her uncle and fell in love with a local boy who died early from TB. Distraught, she left and moved to Dublin where she met Oscar Wilde. Although being his muse she remained...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Got there on a wet rainy morning and was met by Mary one of the owners of the museum and she had a lovely fire burning, she was wonderful, showed us photos of Nora and her family and answered all of our questions . Great...More

2  Thank kelgal
Reviewed July 11, 2012

It can't be terrible, because we didn't see it. There was a handwritten note in the window - see photo. Sad that they can't afford to maintain it.

Thank JaxAmerican
Reviewed June 19, 2012

The little house was not open due to budget cuts according to our walking tour guide

Thank Mary Ellen D
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Small house. But if you are into story of NoraBarnacle worth a look

1  Thank ktfloss
Reviewed March 16, 2012

The ladies have done a wonderful job with the house, cant wait to return again. I was 20 when I was there. About 12 years ago Cant wait to bring my grandmother back for her third visit. Wonderful piece of history well kept.

Thank DaniellLind
Reviewed March 5, 2012

in the centre of galway, worth a visit, beautifully restored and kept.

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

The tiny, tiny home of Nora Barnacle, wife of James Joyce, is one of those rare experiences which can occasionally jump up on you and surprise you. They always have a guide in situ, which is either one of the Gallagher sisters who own the...More

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