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Well known James Joyce property on the Market

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A prominent Georgian house at Ushers Island along the city quays in Dublin, informally known as the House of the Dead because it was the setting for the famous James Joyce short story in Dubliners, is to be offered for sale on the instructions of a receiver.

The Dead is regarded as one of the greatest short stories of the 20th century.

Bryan Garry of QRE Estate Agents is guiding €550,000 for the listed building, which is likely to be of interest to Dublin City Council, the Office of Public Works and other public bodies.

The house has long been known for its association with  Mr Joyce, who was reputed to have spent Christmases there with his Aunt.

The house extends to 366sq m (3,846sq ft) on four levels over the basement.

It overlooks the James Joyce Bridge on the River Liffey and had been used up to recently as a tourist attraction.