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rosebud91291

National Leprechaun Museum; Dublin, Ireland

by rosebud91291 »

For anyone visiting the Dublin area, I strongly discourage you from visiting the National Leprechaun Museum on Jervis Street. It is the most ridiculous, cheesy, boring, and overpriced museum you will ever encounter! You'd think it's stupid name alone would indicate this, yet foreign tourists are attracted to it and think they're in for a magical adventure when it's really nothing but going through several rooms with a few cheap props and someone occasionally popping in to tell you an Irish story or legend that you could easily read or hear anywhere else. It plays up one of Ireland's biggest stereotypes to flamboyant proportions in order to suck money out of unaware and naive tourists from all parts of the world, including Ireland itself. Not only that, the management is absolutely atrocious; they have no idea what they're doing or how to run a business and deal with customers or employees and deal very unprofessionally with both. This museum is a despicable representation of Irish culture and history and if you go, you'll be thoroughly disappointed and out about 12 quid or more. This museum should have been shut down a long time ago or should never have been opened in the first place!

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RE: National Leprechaun Museum; Dublin, Ireland

by /bio/tony2phones »

Take it you didn't find the facination so many visitors do. I admit it's not what many people think it is, but then neither is the Guinness Storehouse.. Assuming you are PC who wrote the negative review on TA then The management have aswered that particular item.. I am sorry you found one aspect of your visit displeasing but hope that you enjoyed the rest of it.

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RE: National Leprechaun Museum; Dublin, Ireland

by /bio/captain-larry »

On our recent tour of Ireland we had the following exchange on the motor coach:

Tourist: "Why haven't we seen any leprechauns?"

Tour Director: "They're extinct."

Tourist: "Why? What Happened?"

Tour Director: "We found out they taste like chicken."

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RE: National Leprechaun Museum; Dublin, Ireland

by /bio/pauline-frommer »

At the urging of my then 7-year-old, we went to the Leprachaun Museum. You're right, totally cheesy.....but she loved it. For families, it's a nice break from the more serious touring. The only problem: she climbed onto one of the giant chairs (meant to make you feel like a leprachaun), fell off, banged her head, and we spent the rest of the afternoon with doctors, because we were worried she had a concussion (luckily she didn't).

 

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slots22

RE: National Leprechaun Museum; Dublin, Ireland

by slots22 »

Have to agree, and thanks for posting this. This museum is just a way for someone savvy to make money off of tourists. I never would have chosen to go myself, but was traveling with friends and they insisted, wanting a break from more serious sights. We all regretted going in the end.

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