15 min walk from the Periwinkle B&B. (Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Galway


Nora Barnacle, wife of James Joyce, (1882-1841), lived in No 8 The Bowling Green, adjacent to St Nicholas’ Church.   This auburn-haired, fiery woman was the perfect foil for one of literature’s most influential writers.It is said that she provided the inspiration for the character Molly Bloom in ‘Ulysses’. 

James Joyce was a regular visitor to Galway and has written several poems and articles based in Galway including. She Weeps Over Rahoon’.

The house in which Nora Barnacle grew up is now a small museum.

It is open to the public from late May until end August, Tuesday to Friday and some Saturdays.10.am – 5.pm and a knowledgeable guide is available. .tel 091 564743