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James Joyce Tower and Museum


  • Address: 17 Sandycove Pt
  • Vicinity: Sandycove
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

James Joyce Tower and Museum is a museum in Dublin, Leinster, Republic of Ireland. - AsNotedIn


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1804/00/00 Martello Tower on Sandycove Point is built as one of a series of fifteen similar towers built around Dublin to counter the threat of an invasion by Napoleon.
1904/08/00 The tower is demilitarized and put up for rent at 8 pounds a year by the War Department. The first tenant is Oliver St John Gogarty, a medical student and budding poet.
1904/09/09 James Joyce Guest James Joyce spends six days, from September 9 to 14 at the Martello tower. Oliver St John Gogarty, his host, later attributed Joyce's abrupt departure to a midnight incident with a loaded revolver.
1954/00/00 John Huston Benefactor Architect Michael Scott buys James Joyce Tower with the help of funding from the John Huston.
1962/06/16 Sylvia Beach Dignitary Established by Michael Scott and his friends, the James Joyce Museum is opened by Sylvia Beach, the first publisher of Ulysses.

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Particulars for James Joyce Tower and Museum:
Sight Category Building
Category for Historic Use Defense
Structure Type Fortification
Defensive Structure Martello Tower
Area of Significance Military
Sight Category Structure



Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Ulysses (novel) Book James Joyce The Martello tower in Sandycove is featured at the beginning of James Joyce's Ulysses.

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