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“Closed due to budget cuts!”

Nora Barnacle House
Ranked #86 of 140 things to do in Galway
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Owner description: The childhood home of James Joyce's wife has been restored as a museum commemorating the lives of the Joyces.
Reviewed June 19, 2012

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

Thank Mary Ellen D
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

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

1  Thank ktfloss
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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
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

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

Thank ConnemaraDoris
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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 building (and should be beatified for having saved it and maintained it for the rest of us to enjoy!), or one of their army of friends, all of whom are terrific. You could spend a minute, or a day there, and they wouldn't mind - they will talk to you about Nora, Joyce or anything else you fancy on a related topic, for as long as you choose to stay there. The simplicity of the house is what gets you, and the fact that Joyce clearly enjoyed his time spent there, sleeping in the one tiny bedroom in this tiny house. And the fact that this is the house which produced the magnificient Nora is just the icing on the cake. If you take a fancy to do so, you can read aloud from one of the many Joyce books which are always lying about the house, and pay your own personal homage to the genius that was Joyce, and to the woman who inspired him. DO NOT miss this if you are visting Galway, I promise you, it will be one of your highlights. A rare, and authentic gem.

5  Thank IrelandWesternmom
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