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Ireland Plans to convert Dublin house featured in James Joyce's work to 56-bed hostel slammed

17:01  02 december  2019
17:01  02 december  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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James Joyce House , the redbrick building, in The Liberties. Image: Google Streetview. CHANGING ‘THE HOUSE of The Dead’ into a 56 - bed hostel and In the decades since Joyce ’ s death, too many of the places that are rendered immortal in his writing have been lost to the city. Let us not repeat this

Plans were announced to turn the real-life Dublin house where the story is set into a 56 - bed budget hostel critics fumed it would be an act of cultural vandalism like building a motorway over Newgrange or turning the Hill of Tara into a There is a plan to turn the real-life Dublin house that James Joyce

Minister Josepha Madigan standing in front of a brick building: 15 Ushers Island which was featured in James Joyce's Dubliners. Inset: Culture Minister Josepha Madigan TD © Provided by Dublin Live 15 Ushers Island which was featured in James Joyce's Dubliners. Inset: Culture Minister Josepha Madigan TD

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has slammed the plans to convert the house featured in James Joyce’s works into a hostel.

Ms Madigan said that turning the iconic landmark into a hostel will “undermine, diminish and devalue a site of cultural heritage importance”.

The comments came it has been proposed that the house at 15 Ushers Island in the city centre will be converted into a 56-bed hostel and cafe, The Irish Times reports.

The house was featured in Joyce’s story “The Dead” in Dubliners and his aunts lived there in the 1890s.

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Plan for house featured in The Dead needs to be ‘reconsidered fully’. The house is the setting for James Joyce ’ s story The Dead, from Dubliners, and Property investors Fergus McCabe and Brian Stynes are seeking planning permission to turn the protected structure into a 56 - bed hostel and cafe.

james joyce guesthouse (Guest house ), Dublin (Ireland) deals. Just 550 yards from Grafton Street in Dublin , james joyce guesthouse provides free WiFi and express check-in and check-out. Apparently the owners work in the restaurant next door and we found them there later in the evening

The protected structure was sold for €650,000 two years ago and property investors Fergus McCabe and Brian Stynes are hoping to turn it into a hostel.

Planning documents submitted by the Department of Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht state that the proposal “represents an inconsonant outcome for this building in terms of retaining and presenting its cultural and literary significance”.

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