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“Historical visit”

James Joyce Tower & Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Historical visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Very interesting and historical place to visit, I have lived in the area for ages but never got to visit until now, opening times can vary with seasons so check the website.

Visited February 2013
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Dalkey, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“The View from the top blew my breath away.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

You have to go to the top too appreciate the tower. You can see for miles. Never knew it was that good.

Visited December 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Finally made it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

I'm a Dublin-based Tripadvisor contributor who regularly visits Sandycove at the weekends, generally Sundays, and I've been frustrated for so long that the Joyce Tower is always closed when I pass it. That all changed on December 28th 2012 when my wife and I went for our Christmas walk around Sandycove and found the tower museum open. In we went to be greeted by a very enthusiastic curator. Whether you are a Joycean fan or not, if you are in the Sandycove area, AND, the museum is open you should drop in (for free!). Views from the top of the tower cover the Sandycove beach, the Forty Foot and give a different perspective on Dun Laoghaire and the Dublin mountains. The Joyce material on show is well curated and is bound to appeal to fans of Ulysses. This is definitely the place to look over the "snot green sea"! Just a shame it is not open on Sundays when "Dubliners" visit Sandycove.

Visited December 2012
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Now run by volunteers, with the option to give a donation as your entry fee, this is a great place for a (sunny) morning. The DART train from Dublin is really easy, and a stroll down the coast to the forty foot, bizarrely tempting, pool is lovely when the sun's out. The museum has a few really curious artefacts, including a recreation of the room as it was when Joyce stayed here and his death mask...A real pity they didn't have any of the posters and prints on display for sale, but well done for clubbing together to keep this place open.

Visited December 2012
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“if you haven't yet, then do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is of course the start of James Joyces’ famed book Ulysses.

The Tower is now running on volunteer effort. they are knowledgable and enthusistic. need your support.

The tower is close by the Forty Foot, so with that and the Sandycove, this is reason enough to walk along the prom from Dun Laoghaire - or you could get off the DART at the Sandycove stop just outside DL to shorten the walk.

Don't forget to stop off at Fitzgerald's at the Tower end of Sandycove, a traditional Victorian pub with good Guiness. Many pictures on the walls of The Man and his novels.

Visited August 2012
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