National Leprechaun Museum, Dublin

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A place of magic and mystery, National Leprechaun Museum narrates the story of the mischievous elf from Irish folklore. Once described as the "Louvre of leprechauns," the museum explains the basics of Irish mythology and presents the history of the little man with magical powers by showcasing his appearances in various forms of popular culture. Walt Disney went on a leprechaun hunt in 1948, and if you suspend your judgment during your visit, so can you. Enter the world of leprechauns by exploring a room furnished with furniture so large you may begin to suspect you have become smaller in size. Other rooms contain rainbows, pots of gold, deep wishing wells, and giant tree trunks. Plan to visit National Leprechaun Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dublin attractions using our Dublin road trip app .
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  • Legends and fairy tales of Ireland in an entertaining way, hear and see. Comfortable tour for children and adults.
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  • Vysosannye of thumb, stories about Leprikonov. Without any special effects and interesting installations. A maximum of one room, with a huge furniture, you can make interesting pictures. All ... Plus, if you do not know English well (because he's Irish say specific) do nothing.
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  • €32 two adults. So resounding start, because of strong was our arrival. On the website, the price shown-style Leprechaun, i.e. it is there but its little magnanimous ambiguity procures him a sufficiently controversial image. I quote "Guided tours in English only 7 years and up 45 mins, €10-16" say, but curiously, it does not have it. The Museum, on the other hand, is a delight. Very well led and an aesthetic that is worthy of these quasi-mythological beings. Is it a Museum? Well, aside from the first room, where some shop windows, pictures and place which explains the tour, are all classrooms are enclosures which will present us, stories, legends and stories, to run mode. So if the legendary relics of the mouth are considered heritage, cultural property and elements that are preserved from the past, then Yes, account as a museum. The truth is that we enjoyed with such stories, legends and stories. Gets a well achieved atmosphere. The room with highchairs is quite smaller than what is expected. Considering the large group of people by batch, it won't take too long to the photographic imagination. Store is well guarded treasure in the style Leprechon, but once again reiterate it, this museum is comes with the well loaded pockets and well learned English. I recommend it? Yes, but no, although perhaps, always that does not depend on.
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  • Over the years they have moved their content and overall experience towards adult audiences rather than kids. Even the shop is now devoid of colouring materials etc. The price per ticket has equally risen to reflect positioning for adult tourists. I think the storytelling is the best part, and could be got from one of the free tour guides around the city - all one has to do is tip them:)
  • Had a "touristy" day whilst visiting a friend so obviously this was on the hit list. I had no idea what to expect of this but it was a pleasant surprise! The staff are definitely the biggest assets of this place. You go around with a "storyteller" who give you a history of the fairy folk and the origins of the modern day Leprechaun. All very interesting and of course the room where you're the size of a leprechaun is great! Lots of photo opportunities!! All the staff I encountered were fab and very friendly. Had a lovely chat with the lady in the gift shop over novelty wooden spoons!
  • This is a guides tour of the legend that is the Leprechaun. The guides are very informative and also a little humour in there as well. You get taken through many different locations and also have the chance to become a leprechaun as well! Unfortunately the tour only lasts about 30-45 minutes depending on group size but other than that it's well worth the time.
  • Very disappointing. I know leprechauns are not real but I thought they would have memorabilia or fake artifacts created by artists or something in a museum environment. Just folklore told in well decorated rooms. Coolest thing was the oversized furniture and the tour guide was lively and did her job well. 16 euro is a little too steep for this place.
  • Incredibly fun afternoon out! If you're all all interested in Irish folklore and the origins of things like fairies, leprechauns and banshees you should certainly consider it. A great mix of things to keep even the most fidgety of kids entertained - from intense story-telling to giant-size furniture they (and parents) can climb on! It was great fun and Paudie, our guide was absolutely fantastic! Would happily visit again.

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