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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  • Naoise (apologies if this is spelt wrong..) was an incredible guide, with a fab sense of humour and a really engaging way of storytelling. I went here with friends to pass the time but it ended up bei...  more »
  • We weren’t quite sure what to expect but the day time tour with Niche was fantastic. He tailored the tour to our group of young adults adding funny stories and darker versions of the tales. The giant ...  more »
  • Paid 32 Euros for two of us to be led from one dark room to another for 40 minutes. Nothing against the guide but there was nothing new said to us and nothing to see or do that was worth the price. On...  more »
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  • Very well put together experience, which is essentially not a museum at all but a guided story telling tour through a series of themed rooms. The tour takes 45 minutes and was both informative and fun. A bit more museum would have been nice, especially to look around while waiting for the tour to begin. Staff were really friendly and accommodating though.
  • Amazing storytelling and learning experience! Great use of technology to bring Ireland history to life. If you love stories and mythology this is a must see! Note that this is more of a story telling experience than a traditional museum though.
  • More of a storytelling experience than a museum. There are 45 minutes tours. The guide was spritely and playful, just like a leprechaun! Really good crack! Best to do with friends who can take playful pictures and revel in the silly fun!
  • Our visit to the leprechaun museum included the tour and storytelling by one of their excellent hosts. Our group thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the folklore of ancient Ireland, and their faeries, leprechauns and other little folk. Look out for Seamus at the end. Quite a character, but very promiscuous according to the staff!
  • Myself and my partner visited here for the Dark event, and thought it was brilliant. Yes the price is a little steep, but it's fun as anything. The guide was an expert in storytelling and really set the mood for some scary stories. I can see why it's 18+ as I got a few chills during some of the tales. Basically what it is, is a ghost tour in a special building where you go through rooms (same as the day tours) and they tell you one or two stories, no one jumps out at you, no flashy effects, just good old fashioned storytelling in a really atmospheric and great place. I didn't do the day time one, but most people say it's too kiddy - do the after hours nighttime visit, providing you like hearing ghost stories and don't mind the price it's absolutely worth it. You even get to clamber over large furniture and stick your head through and pretend to be leprechauns at the end. 100% worth it I thought.

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