NUMBER 15 USHER'S QUAY [ASSOCIATED WITH JAMES JOYCE]-152006
No 15 Usher's Quay has been recently restored, and its top storey reinstated however as you can see from my photographs it is now being well maintained at present.
This late eighteenth-century house was built for Joshua Pim, a grain merchant. In the 1890s it was the home of James Joyce's grand-aunts and was the setting of his short story 'The Dead'. It was used in 1987 by John Huston as the set for the film version. Its proportions and decorative doorcase are typical of Dublin Georgian townhouses. Together with numbers 12 and 14 it contributes positively to the historic character of the south quays, occupying a prominent position which closes the vista from Blackhall Place and the James Joyce Bridge.