Sunday, 4 July 2010
National Leprechaun Museum
You may not believe me when I tell you this, but I recently visited the National Leprechaun Museum, and it is Awesome. Really, actually, honestly Awesome. It's a museum of mythology, which is great because that's something most people leave behind after primary school, and visiting the museum got me really enthused about all of that again. But the best thing about the museum is that it's beautifully designed by museum director Tom O'Rahilly. A number of clever tricks are employed to play with scale, such as the tunnel you pass through at the beginning of your tour and the giant-sized living room (featuring a giant-sized Anglepoise lamp!), but cleverer still are not-in-the-least-bit-naff ways you're brought through the magical world of the museum: everything's made to the highest spec from the best materials, and everything is slick as hell: from the rain room to the rainbow and everything besides. Swallow your cynicism and go visit!