A private guided tour of the Dublin Jewish Museum, No 3 Walworth Rd, South Circular Rd has been organised by the Trinity Retirement Association for Monday January 27th 2020.
We will meet at the entrance to the museum, No 3 Walworth Rd, at 10.45 or so and the tour will commence at 11.00.
The cost is €5 per person. There is no lift in the museum – access to the upper floor is by stairs.
The Dublin Jewish Museum: The Museum contains a substantial collection of memorabilia relating to the Irish Jewish communities and their various associations and contributions to present day Ireland. The material relates to the last 150 years and is associated with the communities of Belfast, Cork, Derry, Drogheda, Dublin, Limerick & Waterford. The Museum is divided into several distinct areas. In the entrance area and corridors there is a display of photographs, paintings, certificates and testimonials. The ground floor contains a general display relating to the commercial and social life of the Jewish community. A special feature adjoining the area is the kitchen depicting a typical Sabbath/Festival meal setting in a Jewish home in the late 19th/early 20th century in the neighbourhood. Upstairs, the original Synagogue, with all its ritual fittings, is on view and also the Harold Smerling gallery containing Jewish religious objects.
Leopold Bloom: While there is an abundance of written material on James Joyce and his writings, and many people visit Dublin to follow in the footsteps of Leopold Bloom of Ulysses, nevertheless a visit to the Museum enables the Joycean follower to obtain an insight into the cultural, economic, religious & social life of the Jew in Ireland during the early 1900’s.
Public transport access: Luas: Harcourt stop (Green Line); (Walk along N side of canal. Take the 5th st on the right. Walworth Rd is off that road on the left.) Bus: South Circular Road (Victoria St) bus stop ( 140, 142, 15, 16, 9). Walk forward to Victoria St on the left off the St Circular; Walk along Victoria St; and 2nd left into Walworth Rd. The Irish Jewish Museum is located in the once highly Jewish populated area of Portobello, around the South Circular Road, Dublin
There is on-street parking (metered). Access via Victoria St or Lennox St from the S Circular Rd.
You may reserve a place on the tour using our booking system below..