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National Leprechaun Museum

Jervis Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 873 3899
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Ranked #110 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Museums
Owner description: Step into another world where nothing is quite what it seems. Discover the sounds, sights, stories,and magic of mythical Ireland,land of the... more » Owner description: Step into another world where nothing is quite what it seems. Discover the sounds, sights, stories,and magic of mythical Ireland,land of the leprechaun!Your journey begins with a look at representations of the leprechaun through the ages. On your journey you will explore the relationship between landscape, folklore, story-telling and magic. Expect the unexpected as you move through the playful and fascinating world of the leprechaun. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Went to this museum not knowing what to expect. Came out dizzy with sensory overload and mesmerised by the experience. As previously stated. This is not a museum. This is more like an immersion into the realms of myth and legend. These myths and legends are a thing of the past but they are brought into the context of today... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Went here with a few friends. Was an interesting experience giving a little info on the Irish folk lore and history. Not really a museum, more like a world where leprechaun's would live. Was relatively enjoyable but I would only do this if everything else in Dublin was already done and you have time to kill. The only real highlight... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Was very fun we had a proper laugh, feel it should be a tad longer. Would be really good if you were taking children get their imaginations going. The girl who lead our tour at 14:30 on monday the 25th was really good, she was a fantastic story teller. Would really recommend this place. Also the gentleman who seemed to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The name of the museum is a little misleading. It's not a museum so much as an experience. The guides bring you through while telling traditional Irish folk tales and legends about leprechauns. There is a lot of information about traditional beliefs and the mythical characters of Ireland. I loved it! My 10 year old son and our friend's 14... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Thought this would be a bit of fun after a long day touring Dublin's wonderful museums, castles, historic sites, etc. Turned out to be a big let down, not to mention costing a pretty penny. There were 5 of us and we were in a group of about 16, which included about 4 school age children. Our guide never interacted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Brilliant way to spend an hour & a bit in Dublin - even with 3 teenagers. Mark the tour guide was top notch - excellent story-teller with a wide range of knowledge of the myths & legends of Ireland - and not a bad singing voice to boot ! The giants room is fun for all ages and we now... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Visited here with 2 young kids and they loved it .. from the guy telling the stories to the giant furniture it was great . Very educational aswell the kids and I learned a lot would recommend for a day out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I would recommend this museum to anyone spending a few days in Dublin. The daytime tour is aimed at children but my sister and I still had a great time (both in our twenties). The giants' room was a really good idea but could perhaps have done with more things in it given the size of the tour. The tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have visited Dublin a few times and i never even knew this existed! For 12 euro you cannot go wrong! Although i do understand that it all adds up for families. Chris was our guide and not only was he very informative he was also a great story teller with amazing enthusiasm for his job!! Its all very much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had the owner of the museum take us round the tour!! It was brilliant and all the old-stories were great! Possibly not for young children as not your typical stories about leprechauns and fairies! Brilliant value for money!!

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