Irish folklore and mythology
National Leprechaun Museum is a museum dedicated to Irish folklore and mythology, through the oral tradition of storytelling.
Visitors to the museum follow a guided tour involving several different rooms; each serving assets for the stories and information. The basics of leprechaun folklore are explained, including what it is that defines a leprechaun. A history of leprechaun references in popular culture is included, such as Walt Disney’s visit to Ireland which led to his 1959 film Darby O’Gill and the Little People.
There is a tunnel full of optical illusions, a wooden replica of the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland and a room where items such as furniture become unusually large to give the effect that the visitor has become smaller in size. Guests of the Dublin Citi Hotel have a great time in the Leprechaun Museum which they can reach within 10 minutes of walking. It opens every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A leprechaun is a character of Irish Mythology. He is about 2 feet 6 inches tall. He is extremely rich and very tricky to catch, if you catch him, do not take your eyes off him or he will disappear.
The museum was set up for people to explore Irish Mythology. It is a unique, exciting and interesting place to visit and fun for the whole family. Your journey through the museum will teach you the fascinating tales about leprechauns, fairies, rainbows and the famous pot of gold. In the museum itself, you will find yourself feeling the actual size of a leprechaun, as the furniture is so big, you will be climbing up just to sit down.
Dark & Twisted Stories from Ireland’s Landscape
Join the National Leprechaun Museum as they explore the dark side of Irish story-telling. With their tongue buried deeply in their cheek, listen as the story-tellers tickle the dark underbelly of the mind. These stories definitely have a twist though, so aren’t suitable for children or the faint of heart. There are hundreds of stories that were only spoken about at night.
- Adult: €16.00
- Seniors/Students: €14.00
- Children: € 10.00
- Family: €44.00
No refunds for scaredy cats. Over 18s only. (€18 pp)