James Joyce Martello Tower

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James Joyce spent six nights in this tower in 1904, and it is the setting for the opening of his book Ulysses, where he writes, “Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.” It is located just outside Dublin, Ireland in a town called Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dun Leery). Built in 1804, exactly 100 years before Joyce stayed in it, it was originally built to defend against Napoleon, but that never needed to happen.

James Joyce Tower Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
James Joyce Tower
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
James Joyce Tower Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
James Joyce Tower
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

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