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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  • life-size statue on North Earl Street, adjacent to GPO O'Connell Street just around the corner. It's one of Dublin's talking statues: swipe your smartphone on a nearby plate and hop, get a call from James Joyce (written by Roddy Doyle and voiced by Gabriel Byrne) We love Joyce's disillusioned look
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  • People come and go, most tourists don't even know who this James Joyce is. It's not the only statue in town, it's not the most photographed and it's not even the most beautiful one, but such a great writer deserves at least a look.
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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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