Image by Jess Lacey

James Joyce Tower – A mini Joycean experience

The Martello tower at Sandycove stands on a cliff overlooking the Forty Foot (check out the Forty Foot article), and was immortalised in the opening scenes of Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’. James Joyce himself stayed there for six days before being scared off by a gun-toting Oliver St. John Gogarty (another Irish literary legend). The tower is one of a series built along the Dublin coast to protect against a potential French invasion in the 19th Century.

It’s now been converted to a small museum dedicated to James Joyce, which is free to visit. The museum itself is quite petite, just three rooms with Joycean paraphernalia, and one converted to look as it would have when Joyce stayed there. The real draw is the roof, from which you can get views across Dublin bay. A visit would take less than half an hour, but you could combine it with a swim, a visit to Finnegans in Dalkey, or a browse through the People’s Park Market in Dun Laoghaire.

Offline Spotted by Locals Dublin tips? Get our iPhone / Android app!

Details about this spot

Categories

Address

Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Opening Times

10:00 - 16:00 daily

Price

Free

Website

Take our Spotted by Locals Dublin tips with you.

Get our 100% offline app now!

For just €3.99/$3.99

App store Play Store
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)