Irish Owned, Irish Operated
A place to wine, a place to dine
How it all came to be…
The Currans are the Irish-born proprietors of the James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant in downtown Calgary. Anne and Gerard Curran came to Canada in 1979. In 1991 Gerard began dreaming of opening up an authentic Irish Pub in Canada and by 1997 he was able to put his concept to work.
Aptly named The James Joyce, after the celebrated Irish author, this Irish pub is located Downtown in the old Molson’s (TD) Bank building at 114 – 8th Avenue S.W.
The pub was created with a focus on staying true to the tradition of authentic pubs in Ireland. The Curran’s collected hundreds of artifacts from Ireland’s history, from Anne’s childhood school books to her Grandad’s penny-farthing bicycle to vintage beer and whiskey ads, in order to make every wall in The James Joyce a wonder to behold.
Serving delicious food and the finest drinks in this unique environment, The James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant is a treat for tourists and locals alike.
THE ONLY JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB IN CALGARY –
LOCATED ON STEPHEN’S AVENUE DOWNTOWN