National Leprechaun Museum

Located in the heart of Dublin, the National Leprechaun Museum is dedicated to Celtic mythology, especially to the world-famous leprechaun figure.

Opened in 2010, the National Leprechaun Museum offers guided tours both during the day and at nighttime. Learn about Ireland’s intriguing tales and folklore.

What Is a Leprechaun?

Leprechauns are small fairy-like old men dressed in a green or red coat that moved to Ireland centuries ago. Leprechauns normally prefer their solitude and are good shoemakers.

A Magical World

The National Leprechaun Museum is divided into 12 different spaces. Once inside the museum, you’ll be accompanied by a professional guide who will explain in detail Ireland’s most famous myths and legends while you walk through various rooms with huge furniture, lush forests and wishing wells.

This museum is rather unique and will remind you of your childhood as you remember your favourite fairytales and learn new ones.

A Little Disappointing

The museum’s highlight is an exhibition with enormous furniture where you’ll feel like you’ve been transformed into a leprechaun. The rest of the museum is a little less interesting, but a good option if you’re travelling with children.


Every day from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm


Adults: 18 (US$ 19.70)
Students and seniors over 60: 16 (US$ 17.50)
Children under 16: 11 (US$ 12)


Luas: Jervis, red line
Buses: Ormond Quay, lines 39B and 69X

Nearby places

Temple Bar (300 m) Dublin City Hall (404 m) National Wax Museum (443 m) O'Connell Street (478 m) Dublin Castle (521 m)