The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Ireland Museums

The Burren, Clare

Irish Museums

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic, separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland, which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, in the northeast of the island.

Irish culture has had a significant influence on many other cultures, and thre are many famous museums in Ireland. Featured in “Joy of Museums are the following:

Essential Facts:

  • Country:                              Republic of Ireland
  • Irish:                                    Éire
  • Ulster-Scots:                       Airlann
  • Capital:                                Dublin
  • Official languages:            English, Irish, Ulster Scots
  • Population                          6.4 million



“May the wind always be at your back.” Irish Proverb



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