Brendan Kilty

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House of The Dead: the barrister Brendan Kilty saved 15 Usher’s Island from structural collapse

On a freezing cold winter’s night in 1987 I was dancing by myself on the first floor of a derelict squat at the wrong end of Dublin’s quays. Debris, d(...)

James Joyce’s House of the Dead at 15 Usher’s Island. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

Turning James Joyce’s House of the Dead into a Joycean cultural centre would be “foolhardy”, one of the co-owners of the building has said, adding tha(...)

15 Usher’s Island: ‘not just another house connected with Joyce’

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has rejected suggestions she should intervene to “save” the house at 15 Usher’s Island known as James Joyce’s Hou(...)

When hosting re-enactments of the Christmas dinner described in Joyce’s most famous short story, the former owner liked to tell guests they were in “the most important dining room in world literature”. Above, Brendan Kilty, John Sheahan, John Gallagher, Mark Lawler and Oisin Quinn. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

As someone who was a frequent visitor to No 15 Usher’s Island in the years when Brendan Kilty was heroically trying to keep it alive, I would love to (...)

The Usher’s Island James Joyce house, location of  the short story,  The Dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Plans to turn the James Joyce “House of the Dead” on Dublin’s Liffey quays into a 56-bedroom hostel have been lodged with Dublin City Council. The Ge(...)

James Joyce House and Bridge  Usher's Island, Dublin.

The “dark gaunt house on Usher’s Island” – the setting of the James Joyce short story The Dead, is to go on sale. The Georgian house at 15 Usher’s Is(...)