Places like Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Andrews Stephen's Green, National Gallery of Ireland and the likes are prominent hotspots in Dublin that draw vacationers from all over the world. But the Irish capital is also home to a number of unusual or strange attractions that are perfect for people who like to explore peculiar places. So, if you have made an American Airlines reservation to Dublin and fancy odd things, check out these places that will leave you asking for more.
Delve in to the Irish folklore at the National Leprechaun Museum
Ireland is famous for 2 things – beer and leprechauns. Watch this mythical creature from Irish folklore come to life via oral storytelling at the National Leprechaun Museum. For a glimpse in to the mischievous side of Ireland, pay a visit to the museum on a Friday or Saturday evening and hear tales that go way beyond pots of gold hidden at the end of rainbows. On the whole, the museum is a marvelous place to visit for a fun-filled time with family.
Walk with the extinct at the Dead Zoo
This is not your regular zoo that you visit to be amused by the antics of wild creatures. The Dead Zoo is the name that people use to address the Natural History Museum which houses over 10,000 exhibits that narrate the tales of the Irish natural history. While on the ground floor, the museum displays mammals, fish, birds and insects that are native to Ireland, on the upper level you can learn about beings found in different corners of the world.
Find a different kind of solace at The Church
Let's start by making it clear that "The Church" is not a place of worship. In fact, this place is the farthest thing from it. It is actually a restaurant, bar and café where you can soothe not just your soul but your growling belly as well with mouth-watering Irish food and an exquisite assortment of drinks. Over the past few years, this place has emerged as the most loved tourist attraction, swamped by locals as well as travelers at all times. So, if you are a foodie, beer aficionado or just like to have a good time, then head over to the Church as soon as your British Airways flight lands in the Irish Capital.
Learn the story of Irish emigrants at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Story
The replica you see today is a legendary 19th century emigrant vessel which took thousands of Irish dreamers to North America around 1850s. But that's not what made this tall ship famous. What brought fame to the ship was the fact that not even a single life was lost in the seven journeys that the original Jeanie Johnston made between 1847 and 1855. It's really commendable that the captain somehow steered the ship away from danger on more than a dozen voyages spread across a treacherous route.