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Dublin Pass Including Free Entry to Over 30 Attractions
"Select a 1- 2- 3- 5- or 6-day Dublin Pass when you book. Then collect your pass from the redemption point in central Dublin or Dublin Airport.Your pass is valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days and offers free access to more than 30 top Dublin visitor attractions including skip-the-line entry to select landmarks as well as host of other privileges and special offers. Among other benefits
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Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin
"The beautiful coastal drive from Dublin to Glendalough takes you past Dun Laoghaire Harbor Dalkey and Killiney. These exclusive suburbs on the out reaches of Dublin are home to Ireland's rich and famous including U2's Bono Enya and film director Neil Jordan. Then driving through the Wicklow Mountains you'll soon understand why this area is known as 'the Garden of Ireland’.You'll continue on to the green mountains of Wicklow County where you'll stop for morning tea (additional cost) at Avoca Handweavers. The oldest wool mill in Ireland Avoca Handweavers is a great place to shop for high-quality Irish crafts.The next stop on your Wicklow tour in Glendalough
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The 1916 Dublin Tour - Beyond Barricades
"From the moment guests arrive at the first stop they are thrown into the midst of Easter 1916 as prominent Irish republican Helena Moloney who fought front and centre during the rebellion guides them onto the bus in the midst of the sounds of gunfire and commotion. Thus begins a thought-provoking and interactive 90 minute tour taking in some of the most prominent scenes of Easter Monday 1916 and its direct aftermath including City Hall Dublin Castle St. Stephen’s Green
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I came across another sculpture where so many people were sitting on the base, that I had a hard time finding the plaque about the sculpture.
Well, I did find it and found out this life-size bronze statue was of novelist James Joyce.
James Joyce is known for his novel Ulysses, one of the most important literary novels of the 20th century. Ulysses is about the lives of people and places on Dublin's streets, hour-by-hour on 16 June 1904.

Joyce was born to a middle-class family in 1882, he excelled in school and attended University College, Dublin. He lived abroad but wrote about Dublin and the people he knew from Dublin. He died in 1941 and is buried in Zurich.

In 1990, sculptor Marjorie Fitzgibbon created James Joyce looking very relaxed, leaning on his cane, one hand in his pocket and crossed-legged, a pose that is similar to Charlie Chaplin.

Joyce was considered to be one of the most brilliant and influential writers of the 20th century.

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Oct 31, 2016


In North Earl Street you can find a statue of one of Ireland's greatest writers and poets, but the locals refer to this statue in rather an uncomplimentary way and ridicule it a lot. The statue is life-sized and he is standing in a casual manner, and was commissioned in the 90's by Marjorie FitzGibbon.

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Jul 29, 2015

James Joyce is here again

As you walk around Dublin, there are many statues on street corners and in squares. This was located in a busy shopping area and there was a great deal of interest in standing beside it. It took a long time to get the area audience free.

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May 28, 2015

James Joyce

One of the most famous Irish authors is James Joyce. Some may have had the doubtful experience of having read into “Ulysses“ or “Finnegan’s Wake“. Joyce is known for having influenced 20th century literature as well is for his ribald humour. Probably he would like the nickname of his statue: “The prick with the stick”. It is located in the North Earl Street, close to O’Connell Street. I have seen a James Joyce statue impersonator on both of my visits in Dublin.

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May 08, 2011
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James Joyce Statue

This statue of one of Ireland's most famous writers has actually got 2 left feet! See it for yourself :) It has been there since 1990.

It faces the GPO and the Spire.

In keeping with the good old Dublin tradition of rude rhyming slang for statues, this statue is alternatively known as The Prick With the Stick. Imaginative or wha'? :)

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Apr 04, 2011

Statue of James Joyce

This statue of James Joyce is located on Earl Street just at the corner of O'Connell Street. Joyce was an was an expatriate Irish writer and poet. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. His best known work is Ulysses. I thought the statue made him look like Truman Capote, but that was just my impression.

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Mar 26, 2009

James Joyce Statue

With his staggar and hat writer James Joyce (1882-1941) has a lovely statue on North Earl Street opposite the General Post Office. It is known to the Dublin people as "The Prick with the Stick".

Sculpted by Marjorie Fitsgibbon and cast by the Dublin Arts Foundation.

Unveiled by the RH Lord Mayor of Dublin Alderman Senator Sean Haughey on Bloomsday 1990. Presented to the city by the North Earl Street Business Association and the DCCBA.

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Jan 27, 2009

james joyce statue

born in 1882 james joyce is dublin's most famous novelist. he used dublin as a setting for his major works, "portrait of the artist as a young man", "dubliners", and "ulysses". joyce claimed that if dublin was ever destroyed it could be recreated through the pages of ulysses. the irish banned this novel as pornographic until the 1960's.

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One of Dublins most famous sons, James Joyce - the author of Finnigans Wake among others - is immortalised in statue form on Earl Street just off O'Connell Street. Of course, in what seems to be a tradition in Dublin, the statue has been given a "flattering" nickname! In this case its the "Prick with the Stick"!

There is also a bust of James Joyce in St Stephen Green

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Dec 03, 2006

James Joyce

James Joyce was born in Dublin on February 2, 1882 (1882-1941), Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses (1922) and Finneganns Wake (1939). Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions.

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Jun 06, 2005

James Joyce

1882—1941, Irish novelist. one of the most influential and significant novelist of the 20th centtury. He wrote the books- Ulysses, Dubliners, and Finnegans wake among many others admit I've never read any of them , but I might someday. He has a momument off of O'Connell Str right next to the Kylemore Cafe. He also has a museum right across the street.

This was another statue that I was lucky to get a good picture of. For some people love to sit on statues and momuments in Dublin.

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Jun 06, 2005

James Joyce

James Joyce, the great and famous irish Nobel prize writer is present in Dublin with a tour, plaques, museum and statues. I am in accord with it but I think in other important irish writers as Yeats, Shaw or Wilde. Or it is only because he wrote Dubliner?

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May 27, 2005

Things to Do Near Dublin

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Number 29

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Government Buildings

I came a cross this majestic building to find the gate closed and guarded. A sign in Gaelic "Tithe an Rialtais" and in English "Government Buildings," was on the gate with information about tours you...
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Wild Wicklow Tours

If you don't have much time, and want to discover a little bit of Irish countryside I recommand you to take the "Wild Wicklow Tour". You can book it at the Tourism office or from your hotel. They have...
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Iveagh Gardens

In 1862, Benjamin Guinness bought Nos. 80-81 St. Stephen's Green and combined the two houses, turning them into the stately mansion that is Iveagh House today. It is now home to the Department of...
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Merrion Square

Notice how this house is five windows wide! It would have been very prestigious indeed. There was a clear social hierarchy based upon how many "bays" your house possessed. Pity those whose Georgian...
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St. Stephen's Green

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