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 shoe makers.

A magical world

The museum is divided into 12 different spaces. Once inside the museum, you’ll be accompanied by a professional guide that 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 favorite 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 traveling with children.

Schedule

Daytime:
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 6:30pm
Nighttime: 
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings 

Price

Adults: €16
Students: €14
Youth under 17: €10

Transport

Tram: 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)