Bloomsday Festival, 10th-16th June, 2017



This is the main event in the James Joyce Tower & Museum’s calendar . During the festival, the tower becomes a focal point for various activities throughout the week with readings, music and theatre activities laid on. Entry to all events is free. Check the Bloomsday section on this website for further details.

Heritage Week, 20th – 28th August, 2016


Telemachus flierEuropean Heritage Days were established as a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage.

Throughout Ireland, European Heritage Days are celebrated with a full week of events during National Heritage Week.

At the James Joyce Tower and Museum, we are always delighted to support National Heritage Week. In 2016, we welcomed Paul O’Hanrahan to the tower to perform a re-enactment of the Telemachus (opening) chapter of ‘Ulysses’. Paul delivered two fine performances; one on Saturday the 20th August and another on Wednesday 24th August. Both dates were well attended but our hats are off to the Saturday audience who had to brave the elements to enjoy Paul’s performance. Thankfully, Wednesday’s weather was much kinder!

I know that, whatever the day and whatever the weather, it was a terrific opportunity to enjoy Paul’s brilliant acting as he brought the opening of Joyce’s masterpiece to life in its original setting.

Culture Night, September 16th, 2016



Culture Night comprises hundreds of events Culture Nightacross Ireland and overseas. Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events,
tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Here at the tower, we will open late and afford visitors a terrific opportunity to experience the tower and its views at night. We will run free tours every half hourlogo-culture-night.