James Joyce Centre
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What is the James Joyce Centre?
The James Joyce Centre was opened in 1996 and is a popular destination for people on a Dublin vacation. James Joyce never actually lived in the Joyce house, but has a connection to it through Professor Denis J. Maginni who lived in the house and was a character in Joyce's Ulysses.
Joyce fans can go on a walking tour of Joycean Dublin starting from the house. The walking tour takes visitors through Dublin and points out some of the sights and sounds of the city that Joyce used to detail in some of his works. The Guinness Library is also a part of the Joyce house. The library is a collection of Joyce's works as well as books about Joyce and his life. Guests at the house are welcome to browse through the library shelves and sit and read from any of the volumes found there. Celebrating Joyce's time in Paris, Café Ulysses in the Joyce House serves visitors authentic French meals as well as coffee, tea and pastries. The James Joyce Centre is open year round.