Places of Interest
Weingreen Biblical Antiquities Museum
Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2
The Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities is located in the Arts and Social Sciences Building, Trinity College Dublin. It received its present title in 1977 in recognition of Professor Weingreen’s contribution to the creation of the museum. Professor Weingreen was Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Hebrew at Trinity College Dublin between 1939 and 1979.
Bloomfield House, Bloomfield Ave, Dublin 8
(Formerly the Jewish Day School)
33 Bloomfield Ave, Dublin 8
Former home of Rabbi Dr. Isaac Herzog, first Chief Rabbi of Ireland, and father of Dr. Chaim Herzog. Plaque on wall.
Holocaust Memorial, Terenure Synagogue Grounds
Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6
Memorial to the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.
Ballybough Cemetery, Dublin
Now closed for burials, Ballybough Cemetery is only about one-seventh of an acre in size. It may be visited by prior arrangement with the caretakers, Mr. & Mrs. C. O’Neill. Telephone +353 1 836 9756.
52 Upper Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8
Birthplace of Leopold Bloom, James Joyce’s famous fictional character in Ulysses. Other sites mentioned in Ulysses are Emorville Square, Lombard Street West and St. Kevin’s Parade, all located near the Irish Jewish Museum.
Sneem Culture Park, Co Kerry
Includes a modern polished steel Israeli sculpture, presented by Irish born President Chaim Herzog in honour of Cearbhall O Dalaigh, the fifth President of Ireland.
Cork – Shalom Park
Opened in 1989 in the area formerly known as ‘Jewstown’.
Cork Trinity Pedestrian Bridge
Opened in 1977 by the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Cork, Alderman Gerald Goldberg. Known affectionately to locals as ‘Passover Bridge’.
The Cork Cemetery contains the graves of Jewish passengers from both the Lusitania, torpedoed 7th May 1916, and from planes downed over the Atlantic.
Clonyn Castle, Delvin, Co. Westmeath
Over 100 orphaned children from concentration camps had a temporary home here until 1948.
Kilmarray, Newcastle, Dublin Road, Limerick
The historic tiny Jewish cemetery at Kilmarray was restored as part of a publicly funded civic project. It is now preserved in excellent condition although it contains only six standing headstones and other unmarked burials. All enquiries to the Limerick Civic Trust, +353 61 313 399.
NOTE: Some of these sites are not accessible all the time