The Nora Barnacle House was built in the 1800’s. It is the smallest house on the street and its accommodation consists of two rooms and a tiny back yard. It was home to the famous writer James Joyce’s wife, Nora Barnacle.
At the turn of the century Nora lived here with her mother and six younger Barnacle children, until she left Galway in 1904 for Dublin. James Joyce first met his mother-in-law Annie Barnacle in the small kitchen of the house when he and his son Giorgio visited in 1909. Nora, accompanied by Giorgio and Lucia, paid her final visit in 1922. Annie Barnacle continued to live here until her death in 1940.