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The National Leprechaun Museum
The National Leprechaun Museum is located on Jervis Street in Dublin City Centre just off O’Connell St.
The museum was set up for people to explore Irish Mythology. It is a unique, exciting and interesting place to visit and fun for the whole family. Your journey through the museum will teach you the fascinating tales about leprechauns, fairies, rainbows and the famous pot of gold. In the museum itself you will find yourself feeling the actual size of a leprechaun, as the furniture is so big, you will be climbing up just to sit down.
The museum is open everyday from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm, last entry is at 17.45pm. Tickets cost €10 per adult, €8.50 for children over 3 years old and €3 for children under 3 years old. Concession and family tickets are also available.
Here are some Did You Know facts about Leprechauns:
A leprechaun is a character of Irish Mythology. He is about 2 feet 6 inches tall. He is extremely rich and very tricky to catch, if you catch him, do not take your eyes off him or he will disappear
Did you know: Leprechauns live in a mythical land under the sea
Did you know: The first leprechaun sighting was in the 8th century
Did you know: There are also some female leprechauns, but they are harder to catch then males
Did you know: A leprechaun works as a shoemaker, he makes dancing shoes for fairies, as they like to dance
Did You Know: A leprechaun is so wealthy because of the amount of dancing shoes he makes for the fairies; he keeps all the money he earns in a crock.
Did you know: Leprechauns keep their pot of gold hidden underground, but if you ever catch a leprechaun he is obliged to tell you where he has hidden it. The myth tells us that if we follow a rainbow to the very end you will find a pot of gold.
Did you know: The best time to spot a leprechaun is at dusk or at dawn, you can also sometimes hear him with his tiny hammer making shoes for the fairies, but remember if you do catch him remember not to take your eyes off him as he will disappear!
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