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“Very funny experience”

National Leprechaun Museum
Ranked #123 of 573 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: Step into another world where nothing is quite what it seems. Discover the sounds, sights, stories,and magic of mythical Ireland,land of the leprechaun!Your journey begins with a look at representations of the leprechaun through the ages. On your journey you will explore the relationship between landscape, folklore, story-telling and magic. Expect the unexpected as you move through the playful and fascinating world of the leprechaun.
Reviewed 8 May 2014

It was a very funny museum and tour during which our guide Darren showed us how Ireland developed its interesting story telling culture. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank DennisDokter
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

DISCLOSURE: My wife and I are complete dorks and this looked to be an extremely dorky thing to do. And yes, there is probably something mentally wrong with a voluntarily childless married couple in their 30s wanting to do something like this.

Its not really a "museum", but more of a 45min story telling experience of Irish folklore involving Leprechans and Fairies. The storyteller walks you through different themed rooms. Particularly awesome was the room with the giant sized furniture to make you feel the size of a leprechaun. We both just had some Guinness pints and thought the whole thing was pretty groovy.

If you have ill-behaved children(don't deny it), they'll get restless, whine, cry, and ruin the story telling for everyone else in the group. Mid way through the tour, one bratty 4-5yo girl ruined the experience the entire group; she would not sit and shut up. So if you have bad kids, the ones that make lots of noise during movies/shows/weddings/funerals/etc., don't take them here.

At 12 euro Adults, 8 euro Kids, it seems a wee bit pricey, but it is a weird, nerdy, dorky, and entertaining experience.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We lucked out and got to the Leprechaun Museum about 5 minutes before a tour. The tour guide, I wish I could remember his name, was wonderful! He told some great stories and legends about Ireland and also the leprechauns, banshees etc. My husband and I and our son (11) and daughter (20) all had a fun time.

Thank MissingMonica
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Our guide Kean, led us through a whimsical story and set. He told legends and stories of old, teaching history of more than leprechauns. My husband and I had a great time. Children under 13 would have a great time. His stories were a mix that engaged the young and young at heart. Teenagers (having had a few), unless interested in mythology may think themselves too cool to enjoy.

Thank Nonie Burchfiel... B
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Great stop if you have some time to spare! the Leprechaun room was fun to play and take pictures in. LOVED listening to the old folklore/stories about where the leprechaun came from and the stories to follow. We enjoyed it.

Thank TheTexasTraveler12
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