We'll meet at 2pm at the Tower entrance
If you've not been before, you'll spot us easily as we'll be holding our sketch pads. Don't worry if you're late - just get stuck in with the drawing
We'll meet again at 4pm at the Tower Entrance to go for a coffee nearby on Sandycove Road and enjoy looking at each other's sketch pads.
You can draw around the area or visit the museum in the tower - see details below for prices.
The James Joyce Tower was one of a series of Martello towers built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon and now holds a museum devoted to the life and works of James Joyce, who made the tower the setting for the first chapter of his masterpiece, Ulysses.
Beautifully located eight miles south of Dublin on the coast road, this tower is the perfect setting for a museum dedicated to Joyce, a writer of international renown who remains, world-wide, the writer most associated with Dublin.
Joyce's brief stay here inspired the opening of his great novel Ulysses. The gun platform with its panoramic view, and the living room inside the tower are much as he described them in his book.
The museum's collection includes letters, photographs, first and rare editions and personal possessions of Joyce, as well as items associated with the Dublin of Ulysses.
Ulysses was set on 16th June 1904. On Bloomsday, 16th June, the museum will be open from 8am-6pm for readings and celebrations.
April to end of August
- Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm)
- Sunday: 2pm-6pm
- Closed on Mondays
- Other Months: Open by prior arrangement
Minimum group number is 20
How to Get There:
Eight miles south of Dublin City Centre on the coast.
By train: DART to Sandycove
By bus: 59 from Dun Laoghaire
The James Joyce Tower and Museum is owned and managed by Dublin Tourism Enterprises
Hope to see you there!