James Joyce CenterApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

The Joyce Tower is 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.

Joyce's relationship with Ireland and the Church and his unrelenting dedication to his art makes his own life as enthralling as his books. 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.