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Dublin: The James Joyce Centre


The James Joyce Centre is a museum located in north inner city Dublin dedicated to promoting the life and work of one of Ireland’s most influential writers, James Joyce.

Housed in an 18th-century Georgian townhouse, the museum sheds light on Joyce’s most famous work “Ulysses”, which follows the movements of Leopold Bloom through a single day on June 16th, 1904 and is based on Homer’s The Odyssey.

Some of Joyce’s other major works include the short story collection “Dubliners” (1914), and novels “A Potrait of the Artist as a Young Man” (1916) and “Finnegans Wake” (1939).

Joyce once referred to Dublin as the ‘centre of paralysis’, a city that he felt was backward and repressive in contrast to the modern capitals of Europe. Dubliners, a collection of fifteen short stories, depicts the lives of ordinary men and women in Ireland’s capital during the end of the 19th century.

The Centre includes guided walking tours that visit some of the key locations from both the Dubliners collection and the author’s life.

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