Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Ireland  /  Province of Leinster  /  County Dublin  /  Dublin  /  Museums  /  Irish Jewish Museum
Irish Jewish Museum, Dublin
(4.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
The Irish Jewish Museum is a small museum located in the once highly Jewish populated area of Portobello, around the South Circular Road, Dublin 8, dedicated to the history of the Irish Jewish community.The museum was opened in June 1985 by Chaim Herzog who was then president of Israel and was born in Ireland. The museum is in a former Synagogue built in 1917 in two adjoining terraced house on Walworth Road, off the South Circular Road. The surrounding area, known as Portobello, was previously a Jewish area, however, the large scale emigration that affected Ireland in the 1950s had a particularly strong effect on the Jewish population; there was also a migration to the suburbs and Dublin's main synagogue is now in Terenure. The synagogue is preserved, there are also artifacts on display and the museum houses genealogical records.Contents and displaysThe Museum contains a substantial collection of memorabilia relating to the Irish Jewish communities and their various associations and contributions to present day Ireland. The material relates to the last 150 years and is associated with the communities of Belfast, Cork, Derry, Drogheda, Dublin, Limerick and Waterford.
Arrange to visit Irish Jewish Museum and other attractions in Dublin using our Dublin travel itinerary planner.
Source
Create a full Dublin itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Dublin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Dublin by other users

8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM GREECE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Madrid & County Dublin BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM GREECE June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The museum gives a good overview of the history of Jews in Ireland and the docent was very helpful. Although there are many artifacts on display, it was difficult to read some of the old newspaper cli...  more »
  • The guides who took us around the Irish Jewish Museum were so proud of their heritage and the museum is a little gem. It just seems so sad that a thriving community of several thousand has been to red...  more »
  • We found out about the museum from the Dublin tour book. As we are part Jewish we felt it would be a great place to visit. And we were right. The museum is housed within 2 old houses which have been k...  more »
Google
  • We really enjoyed our visit here. It's good to read about the museum first-at it's website. It's also a bit sad, as there is very little in tends of Jewish-Irish community. Surprisingly, I found a picture of my father hanging in the museum. He was a renown professor of Jewish folklore and must have visited the community and lecture there (I guess sometimes in the 1980s).
  • A true hidden gem. The IJM houses the history of the Jewish people's relationship and history within the Island of Ireland. Loads of artifacts and a full period synagogue. Highly worth a visit
  • small place of interested history in Dublin about jewish people in Ireland. Must go and different museum
  • Must see. The Irish Jewish Museum is a small museum located in the once highly Jewish populated area of Portobello, around the South Circular Road, dedicated to the history of the small Irish Jewish communit
  • I had no idea that the Jewish community in Ireland has such a rich history. The museum is small, but there is plenty to learn. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable.