Nine miles (14km) south of Dublin, the Martello Tower is one of
34 towers built in 1804 to protect Ireland against a possible
Napoleonic naval invasion. The tower was demilitarised in the 1860s
and is now home to the James Joyce Museum. In 1962 Sylvia Beach,
the Paris-based publisher of
, founded the museum here. It was the place where
Joyce stayed in 1904 and where he was inspired to set the opening
chapter of his book. The exhibition hall contains first editions of
most of Joyce's works as well as other memorabilia.
Address: Sandycove Email: email@example.com Telephone: (0)1 280 9265 Transportation: DART to Sandycove, or bus 59 from Dun
Laoghaire Opening Time: Monday to Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, and Sunday
and public holidays 2pm-6pm (April to October). Open by prior
arrangement at other times of year. Admission: EUR6 (adults), EUR5 (children under 12). Concessions
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