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Historic Houses & Castles

James Joyce House of the Dead

Built c.1775 this historic house was once the home of James Joyce's grand-aunts In the 1890s who ran a music school there. It became famous as the setting of his short story 'The Dead' which described it as the “dark gaunt house on Usher’s Island”. It was also used in 1987 by John Huston as the set for the film version. In more recent times it hosted exhibitions and Joyce-themed events and dinners.

Sadly, the house is closed to the public and in need of repairs. It was sold in 2017 and can only be viewed from the street.

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