Updated: Feb 3
Do you believe in Leprechauns? Take a walk through Ireland's myths and legends. Meet leprechauns, banshees, and faeries. Through sights, sounds and storytelling, the Leprechaun Museum in Dublin, Ireland brings to life the fairytales and folklore of Ireland. The 45 minute Guided Tours go way beyond little green men and pots of gold stories to give you an honest and often hilarious insight into the Irish stories that have been shared for generations. The tours run between 10:00am and 5:00pm daily, with an adults-only, spooky tour on Friday and Saturday nights. Through your tour guide, you experience the oral tradition of storytelling that is both entertaining and informative.
I find the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus is an easy way to explore all Dublin has to offer, including a stop near the Leprechaun Museum.
Your journey begins with a traditional display of how Leprechauns have been depicted throughout the ages, including memorabilia from Walt Disney's visit to Ireland that inspired his 1959 movie "Darby O'Gill and the Little People." Then you move through 12 spaces that allow you to live in the world of Leprechauns and faeries. Each space sets the stage for a intriguing tale.
The true stars of the Leprechaun Museum are the tour guides. Their ability to tell a tale brings to life the myths and fables of the Irish Otherworld. It is a fascinating history lesson that weaves together, mythology, lore, and legends. It leaves you with an understanding about how they originated and the true history behind them.
The exhibits are fun, interactive and insightful. The day tours offer something for everyone in your travel pod while the night tours offer an adults-only peak at the darker side of fairytales.
The Leprechaun Museum is located in the Twilfir House on Jervis St, Dublin. The tours are 16 euro with a slight discount for children. The night tour is 20 euro and runs for an hour. Ready to book your trip to Ireland, start at booking.com. Do you now of other off the beaten oath places in Dublin? Leave a comment below and share your experiences.