Owner of Dublin’s Leprechaun Museum predicts a slow recovery for businesses

Tom O’Rahilly said the visitor profile for his Dublin tourist attraction would also change due to Brexit and a possible four-day week

Tom O’Rahilly, founder of the National Leprechaun Museum: ’Dublin could be a net beneficiary of the shorter working week.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Revenue at the National Leprechaun Museum, a well-known tourist attraction in Dublin, was slashed by three-quarters in 2021, its founder Tom O’Rahilly has told the Business Post.

The museum, which was opened by O’Rahilly in 2010, normally attracts more than 100,000 visitors a year, but that figure dropped significantly in 2020 and the museum remains closed during the current restrictions.

O’Rahilly said he expected tourism levels in Dublin and Ireland to return, but only after ...