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

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 Dublin house made world famous by James Joyce under threat from developers.

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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james joyce guesthouse (Guest house ), Dublin (Ireland) deals. We recommend booking a free cancellation option in case your travel plans need to change. The JAMES JOYCE GUESTHOUSE is situated in the heart of DUBLIN , just a stone' s throw from HA'PENNY BRIDGE.

The house that served as the setting for James Joyce ’ s short story ‘The Dead’ could soon be turned into a 56 -room hostel according to new plans At the time, the managing estate agency QRE had anticipated that Dublin City Council or the Office of Public Works would submit a bid for the famous

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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