Places Less Visited – National Leprechaun Museum

Found in the heart of Dublin and focused on the myths of Ireland and the history of small little men with a pot of gold, this one-of-a-kind museum in Dublin brings to life many of the stories and folklore surrounding the leprechauns and other faeries native to the emerald Isle.

Irish storytelling is the key to this “museum” and there are two versions, the first is during the day when a tour guide takes you through the rooms telling different folklore stories and is fun for children and adults of all ages. The second happens at night when the mood changes and the stories become “adults only”. This museum has been compared to a haunted house tour but during the day there is little scary talk to frighten the children (Over 7 years old only) but at night it’s a different story.

The stories lead you from the first recorded sighting of a leprechaun in the 8th century through to modern times, cautionary tales about what happens if you try to catch one.

The tour takes you through rooms of incredibly over-sized furniture and an exhibit that features rainbows and pots of gold after a rain shower.

Enjoy something a little different in the place where the little people come from.

Picture attribution Pot-of-Gold-at-the-National-Leprechaun-Museum—Pic.-Ros-Kavanagh_sm

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