The Irish Jewish Museum is a superb and comprehensive showcase of the Jews in Ireland. Situated on the site of an old synagogue, the museum is unusual in that it commemorates a small minority which never numbered any more than 5,000 people at its peak. Presently there are about 1,000 Jews with Irish citizenship living locally, with the group nevertheless concerted in representing themselves and the Semitic culture.
Although most of the little businesses and storefronts the Jewish community presided over have vanished today, the Irish Jewish Museum was founded with the principle of explaining the Jews’ arrival, thriving and functioning in the context of wider Irish society and culture. The aim has been successful; more than 10,000 visitors last year stopped by the museum, and ambitious plans to expand the facilities are currently in the works with fundraising efforts ongoing. Situated on the second floor is a preserved synagogue, with an ornate siddur prayer book one of the highlights.
|Address:||The Irish Jewish Museum, 3/4 Walworth Road, Dublin 8, D08 TD29, Ireland.|
|Phone:||+353 1 453 1797|