The Estate of James Joyce owns copyrights and moral rights of the works of James Joyce.

Objectives of the Estate

The aim of the Estate is to protect the works of James Joyce and the privacy of his family.


Following the death of Stephen James Joyce on 24 January 2020, the principal trustee of the Estate is Sean Sweeney.

Permission requests

The Estate expects to be asked for the use of copyrighted material. When submitting requests, please provide hard copies of any material being requested.

Legal representatives of the Estate

The legal representatives of the Estate on copyright matters is:
Bird & Bird,
12 New Fetter Lane,
London, EC4A 1JP,
United Kingdom

Contacting the Estate

The contact details for the Estate are:
Estate of James Joyce
Raith House
County Mayo

The Estate prefers to receive correspondence by post.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Estate have a telephone number or email address?

The Estate prefers to receive all correspondence by post. 

How quickly will the Estate respond to requests?

The Estate will respond as quickly as possible.

What should be provided with requests?

Please provide as much detail as possible, including hard copies of the material being requested.