There have been Jews in Dublin since 1232, and while the community now numbers only 1500, it has distinguished itself out of proportion to its size. Actress and writer Amy Huberman grew up in the suburb of Cabinteely; film director Lenny Abrahamson has been the recipient of two Oscar nominations and Dubliner Leopold Bloom is perhaps the most famous fictional Jew in history.
As I take you through 'Little Jerusalem' I'll tell you of the pogroms of 1880's Russia which gave rise to the first mass influx of Jews into Ireland; the amazing story of the 'Harrington Plan' - hatched in the 1650's - which would have literally made Ireland the new Israel - a home for the Jews; and how a band of madcap fundamentalists called the British Israelites still believe that the inhabitants of the British Isles are descended from the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel, and that the Ark of the Covenant is buried at Tara in County Meath - the ancient Celtic capital of Ireland!
We'll then finish our stroll outside the Irish Jewish Museum in Walworth Road with an update on all that's new in Ireland's Jewish community.
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Please make sure that you have a stable internet connection, take a comfortable seat and join me on a lively 60-minute jaunt along the byways of Dublin's 'Little Jerusalem'.
Meet Your Live Virtual Guide
Jack's Irish Tours
Born and bred in Dublin, but to parents from rural backwaters, Jack is equally at home in the countryside as in his native city. He's been tour guiding for over ten years now and asks himself why he didn't discover his beloved profession earlier! Jack is looking forward to letting the wonders of technology deliver his lively and entertaining tours of Dublin and other Irish places to more remote and varied audiences on Beeyonder.