Things to see or do
- Directions: The Nora Barnacle Museum is located in Bowling Green, just off Shop Street, and very close to St Nicholas Collegiate Church and the Lynch Window, in Galway City Centre.
- Opening Months/Days:: End of May-mid September - Tuesday to Saturday inclusive. If at all possible, the house can open off season for groups, by prior arrangement.
- Opening Times:: 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 (times can vary - always check notice on window)
- Admission Prices: €2.50 (Adult); €2 (Children, students, senior citizens). Children 6 years and under FREE. Group rate of €2.00 per person, with group leader FREE.
Nora Barnacle House MuseumGalway City Galway - Ireland West
NORA BARNACLE HOUSE MUSEUM WILL NOT OPEN FOR THE 2012 SEASON. The Nora Barnacle House, in Galway City is the smallest museum in Ireland. Nora Barnacle was wife and muse to James Joyce and this was her tiny family home. She lived here with her mother and six younger siblings until she left Galway in 1904. The Nora Barnacle House was built in the 1800s, and is the smallest house in the street, with accommodation consisting of two rooms and a tiny back yard. The ground floor room served as a kitchen, dining room and often a bedroom. James Joyce first met his mother-in-law in this house. The building, now returned to its 1900s condition, is full of letters, photographs and other memorabilia illuminating the lives of the Joyces and the Barnacles. Guided tours are available in summer. Admission Charge: €2.50 per adult, and €2.00 per child/student/senior citizen.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)91 56 4743
Address: Bowling Green, Galway City, Co Galway, Republic Of Ireland