The National Leprechaun Museum is located within easy walking distance from The Castle Hotel. Celebrating Irish Mythology and Irish folklore, the real magic with this museum is the passion of the storytelling from their amazing tour guides. The many Irish mythical legends are brought to life as you step into their world. Captivating and playful just like the leprechauns of your imagination.
Explore the representation of of the leprechaun through the ages and the relationship between Irish landscape, folklore, magic and the oral story telling tradition during your 45 minute tour. 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.
Evening tours available on Friday and Saturday are a wonderful ice-breaker before a night out in Dublin.
7 year and up €10 to €16
Evening tours for 18+ €18
Daily 10am to 6.30pm
last admission 5pm
National Leprechaun Museum,
National Leprechaun Museum is located 12 minute walk from the hotel.
Public transport can also be take, our front desk staff will be able to guide you on these.
Did You Know?
A leprechaun is a short character (2ft 6" tall) of Irish Mythology that are believed to live in a mythical land under the sea. The first leprechaun sighting was in the 8th century. While there are some female leprechauns, they're harder to catch than males. Working as a shoemaker, an Irish leprechaun makes dancing shoes for fairies, as they like to dance. This work makes them wealthy and horde the gold they earn in a crock. Leprechauns keep their pot of gold hidden underground, but if you ever catch a leprechaun they are obliged to tell you its hidden. The myth tells us that if we follow a rainbow to the very end you will find a pot of gold.
The best time to spot a leprechaun is at dusk or at dawn. Listen out for that tiny hammer making shoes for the fairies. Remember if you do catch a leprechaun, don't take your eyes off them as otherwise they will disappear! Happy hunting.