The famous “dark, gaunt house” at
15 Usher’s Island has been rescued
from deterioration just in time for the
100th anniversary of Bloomsday.
Purchased by Joyce fan Brendan Kilty
a few years ago, the four story house
was in major disrepair.
“ The top floor had been torn down to
save its then owners the trouble of
patching up a leaking roof, while the
back wall was bowed to the point of
"We removed two buckets of syringes
from the ground floor alone -- it was
a total squat," said Kilty, who set
about transforming what he considers
one of the world's premier literary
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