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Image of 7 Eccles Street from James Joyce Online Notes
Image of 7 Eccles Street from James Joyce Online Notes

No 7 Eccles Street is a mid terrace house in Dublin. During the early years of its occupancy, the street was a largely affluent area, though in later years the buildings were designated as tenements. 

The house features in the great Irish novel, Ulysses as the home of James Joyce's character, Leopold Bloom. A friend of Joyce's is known to have lived here, so the author would have had detailed knowledge about his character's home.

The building itself was demolished in the 1960's, and the site is now occupied by the Mater Hospital. However, prior to the demolition, the front door was saved by artist John Ryan, who kept it in his pub, The Bailey, before donating it to the James Joyce Centre. 

References

James Joyce Online Notes Ireland VIEW SOURCE
The Joyce Project Ireland VIEW SOURCE

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House

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