National Heritage Week events August, 2019


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

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At the James Joyce Tower and Museum, we are always delighted to support National Heritage Week.

In 2019, we are delighted to, once again, welcome Paul O’Hanrahan to the tower to perform his re-enactment of the Telemachus (opening) chapter of ‘Ulysses’. Paul will deliver two performances; one on Saturday, 17th August at 11.00 am and another on Wednesday, 21st August at 2.00 pm.


I know that, whatever the day and whatever the weather, it is a terrific opportunity to enjoy Paul’s brilliant acting as he brings the opening of Joyce’s masterpiece to life in its original setting. He begins, as the book does atop the tower. Then (following the footsteps of Stephen, Buck and Haines), he makes his way through the tower to end his show at the Forty Foot bathing place.

Admission to both performances is free!

Culture Night, Friday 20th September, 2019

Culture Night comprises hundreds of events across 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.