The Irish Jewish Museum is housed in the former Walworth Road Synagogue and tells the story of Ireland's Jewish Community through photos, paintings, certificates and other memorabilia.
The groundfloor display cases are cluttered with clippings, photos, paintings and other souvenirs. One section is devoted to Jewish apects in Irish literature and in particular in James Joyce's Ulysses. Another section is about small businesses and shows a photo of Mr Cohen's Antiques and Pictures Shop at number 1 Liffey Street. Etches and paintings by Dublin born Estella Solomons who made drawings, prints and paintings of inner city Dublin slums which had, at that time, the highest child mortality rate in Europe.
A staircase leads up to the old synagogue. In one corner two mannequins dressed in wedding clothes give an impression of the finery worn on such occasions.
May- September, Sun, Tue, Thu 11.00 am – 3.30 pm
Oct – April, Sundays 10.30 am – 2,30 pm
Admission is free
4 Waldorff Road (off Victoria Street) Dublin Dublin Ireland