James Joyce Statue, Dublin

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At James Joyce Statue see a life-sized representation of Dublin's literary genius, the then-unpopular writer of now-famous Irish classics such as "Ulysses." Take your picture standing next to James Joyce's figure, looking critically into the distance. Find the statue on North Earl Street, a side street off of O'Connell Street. Arrange your visit to James Joyce Statue and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dublin using our Dublin travel itinerary planner .
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  • Beautiful sculpture in homage to one of the geniuses of universal literature, who revolutionized the technique of the novel. The Statue of Joyce is on Talbot Street, an emblematic street in dublin city centre, a few steps from the Post Office and the Spire, with plenty of pubs, lodgings and little places to have a good breakfast, as well as close to very interesting places to learn how to Trinity College and Dart train station with which you can get to know wonderful places from Dublin to the north and Dublin south.
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  • I love the bronze statues like this one & Molly Malone across the river, far more than the more modernistic ones. You get a feeling of the man when you look at this statue. He came from a time when me...  more »
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  • Have you ever found yourself walking down North Earl Street, and suddenly the thought strikes you: "You know, I NEED to know what Joyce would look like if someone dipped him in bronze"? Well, you are in luck, my friend, because do I have the attraction for YOU! Very statuesque, uniquely Joycey. I watched it like a hawk for well over four hours, and it didnt move ONCE, nor did it at any point look even slightly less like Joyce. 10/10, would scrutinise again
  • A great statue of a literary giant. The sculpture is based on a photo taken of Joyce while in Zurich. I always imagine he's looking up at the Swiss sky and wondering what's happening back in Dublin: "it's probably raining in Dublin right now". He's positioned in such a way where he's nearly looking up at The Spire, no doubt inventing some creative nicknames for it. For a fella who created over 250 nicknames for Dublin in Finnegans Wake, I'm sure Joyce would have a lot to say about The Spire.
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