Posted on November 4, 2019 at 10:26 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Dublin officials have cleared the way to convert a house significant to James Joyce fans into a hostel, much to their dismay.

The Georgian townhouse, known as The House of the Dead, is where Joyce set his short story “The Dead,” said to be his greatest.

The move is fitting, albeit sad, as Joyce himself wrote in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man that “Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.” 

You can read plenty of outraged reaction and context for the move in the Guardian.

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