Tuesday February 18, 2020

Dept of Heritage fighting plans to turn Joyce house into hostel

The site on Usher’s Island in Dublin 2 was the setting for the legendary author’s celebrated short story The Dead

Killian Woods

Business reporter

22nd December, 2019
James Joyce: his story The Dead was set in a house on Usher’s Island

The Department of Heritage has stepped up its opposition to plans to develop a hostel in James Joyce’s “House of the Dead” on Dublin’s Liffey quays and a separate bid to build an apartment complex next door.

Property investors Fergus McCabe and Brian Stynes lodged an application to convert 15 Usher‘s Island in Dublin into a youth hostel in October. A separate firm, CPM Consulting Limited, has also applied...

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