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 hours: Season: 1st June to 15th September. Normally Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 – 17.00. Closed from 13.00 – 14.00. Check window for details of opening times.
- Admission prices: €2.50.
Nora Barnacle House MuseumGalway City Galway - Ireland West
NORA BARNACLE HOUSE MUSEUM WILL NOT OPEN FOR THE 2012 SEASON. Thousands of people have visited this important landmark in the lives of Ireland's most important writer, James Joyce, and his wife, Nora Barnacle. The tiny house in Bowling Green was the former home of Nora, an auburn-haired, independent woman who was the perfect foil for one of literature’s most influential writers. Joyce visited this house and wrote poems and articles about the city and people of Galway. The Nora Barnacle House was the Barnacle family home from 1894-1940. It is now a small private museum, faithfully restored to its former character. It is open to the public during the summer months, with guides available to show you around and contains many interesting photographs, objects and articles. The house was originally built in the 1800s, and is the smallest house in the street, with accommodation consisting of two rooms and a tiny backyard. The ground floor room served as a kitchen, dining room and often a bedroom. At the turn of the century, Nora lived here with her mother and six younger Barnacle children, until she left Galway for Dublin in 1904.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)91 56 4743
Address: Bowling Green, Galway City, Co Galway, Republic Of Ireland