James Joyce was born in a Dublin suburb in 1882. He began his literary career while attending the University College Dublin. For a brief period, he founded and managed Ireland’s first movie theater near this statue on Earl Street North. During a vagabond lifestyle, he wrote several works until the publication of Ulysses in 1922 cemented his role as a celebrated author. This tribute by Marjorie FitzGibbon stands eight feet and was erected in 1990.