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Marsh's Library
Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Established in 1707 Marsh's Library is the oldest public library in Ireland. Located in Dublin City, the library was built by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh and contains 25,000 books as well as 300 manuscripts. Activities for children are provided.

Marsh's Library is a beautifully preserved building from the early 18th century, one of the last in Ireland still used for its original purpose, built in late Renaissance and early Enlightenment period. Opened as Ireland’s first public library in 1707, the original oak bookcases house more than 25,000 rare and fascinating books. Famous readers have included Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker, and James Joyce.

Children are particularly welcome and the library has fun activities to occupy them, but do beware of the ghost of the Archbishop..

Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Open 11:00 – 17:00 pm Tuesday to Friday and Saturday 10:00-17:00.

Visit the website for information on current exhibitions.

Family friendly
Hidden gem
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St Patrick's Close,Dublin City,Co Dublin,Republic of Ireland
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