Belvedere House

Historic Building in North of the Liffey

This handsome building has been the home of Jesuit Belvedere College (a secondary school) since 1841. James Joyce studied here between 1893 and 1898 (and described his experiences in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man), and we can only wonder whether he ever took a moment to admire the magnificent plasterwork by master stuccodore Michael Stapleton in between catechism classes and arithmetic homework.