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Irish Jewish Museum

  • Address

    No.3 Walworth Road, Portobello, South Circular Road

  • Web

    jewishmuseum.ie

  • Phone

    +353(0)14531797 +353(0)857067357

At one time over 5,000 Jews lived in Ireland, though the number declined after WWII & is a bit over 1,000 at present. You can explore the Irish Jewish Museum, located in Portobello, which was once called "Little Jerusalem". The Museum is located in what was once a synogogue on the site.

There you will discover details of their large contribution to Irish society in areas of politics, law, medicine, academia, art, music & culture. Its library & exhibits preserve artefacts relating to the history of the Jews of Ireland, as well as their wider history, culture, heritage, religion & Holocaust experience. The original kitchen recreates a typical Sabbath meal setting of the early 1900s.

The Museum was opened in 1985 by Irish-born President of Israel Chaim Herzog, and the museum also houses memorabilia relating to the Herzog family. Lectures are offered through the year - check the website calendar of events.

Open in Summer, May - mid September on Sunday -Thursday 11.00am - 3.00pm.
In Winter, Sundays only, 10.30am to 2.30pm
Groups of 10 or more must have a reservation by emailing info@jewishmuseum.ie

Though many of the Jewish businesses no longer exist in the area, you can still find Bretzel Bakery & Cafe (est 1870), a Kosher bakery, on Lennox St. nearby. It is considered a Dublin institution! Their signature breads are baked in the original brick ovens.

While in the area, take a stroll along the Grand Canal.
On Bus 16 route.

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