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Published on June 26th, 2015 | by Peter


The Revenue Museum, Dublin Castle


Above: Remnants of book containing specimen Revenue stamps, salvaged after the torching of the Custom House, Dublin, on May 25th 1921. Photograph, without flash, taken at The Revenue Museum, Dublin Castle.

Not a lot of people know this but, there does exist in Dublin a Revenue Museum. I heard Kate talk about it years ago when she was in Dublin for other stuff. It has long lived in my memory and between meets on Thursday I took the time eventually to walk through it.

I very much love my city that is Dublin, and the lesser explored Dublin Castle. And though I will admit it’s not my usual green sort of place to go; it does sit slap bang in the centre of my Fair City. And on a beautiful summers day, when the sun is shining it never quite seems to attract that hustle and bustle that may be you may wish to avoid. Throw in a wee little gem like The Revenue Museum and you now have more than one reason to go there, relax and unwind.

There’s a few things worth noting:

  • It’s free to enter. It’s not the size of a zoo. I highly recommend it.
  • Dublin Castle is also home to Dubh Linn Gardens. And Dublin Castle.
  • Ché Max – just outside the gates do really great coffee.


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