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Hidden gem for bibliophiles

The marvelous little library is a must see for historians and lovers of books. It is accessible... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cleflar
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Beautiful library tucked away from view

We found this library quite by chance when visiting St Patrick's cathedral. Until we stumbled... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Trevor E
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Calgary, Canada
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One of Dublin's most beautiful tourist attractions. An unspoiled gem right in the heart of the city. Established in 1707, Marsh's Library is a wonderfully preserved library of the early Enlightenment complete with its original oak bookcases...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The marvelous little library is a must see for historians and lovers of books. It is accessible, but tucked away so as to be almost remote. The books and occasional displays are darling. This isn't a huge, impressive library like Trinity, but I prefer it...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this library quite by chance when visiting St Patrick's cathedral. Until we stumbled across it I didn't even know of its existence. Glad to have found it though. After the sheer splendor of the Long Room at Trinity I was expecting this to...More

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Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you, much appreciated!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the next door St Patrick’s church this was a lovely surprise to find a quaint really old library. Requiring only a donation to enter this is a fascinating incite into how a library would have operated 309 years ago. There are attractions for...More

Thank Kerry D
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review! Glad you found us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful old library, that looks like a set from a Harry Potter movie. Full of history and charm.

1  Thank Nicknicklambert
Julie B, Education and Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thumbs up. Thanks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem! I enjoyed so much looking at the old book displays and the docent was very well informed and seemed to enjoy his work.

1  Thank armchair
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, kindly!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost walked by the library; didn’t even know it was there! Small entrance fee, no problems there. The library isn’t that big, you can’t really sit down and read a book, but it is so cool to see all those old books together. There were...More

Thank Sjoerd B
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we had the Dutch book ready especially for you! ;0)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did not knew that in Dublin there is this kind of library museum. It was very interesting to visit there. We felt like going back of ages. Thank you very much! A couple from Finland

Thank Kimmo H
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We hope you enjoyed your time in Dublin!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had so much fun reading the historical texts in the Sole Survivor's exhibit! It really gives you an insight into the history of language, politics, social conventions as well as media, since some of the texts are from advertisements or leaflets. Some of them...More

Thank Doug C
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to us...we will make sure the staff are told of their praise!

Reviewed July 14, 2018

Though we'd read about it, we came upon the library on our first jet-lagged afternoon in Dublin. The collection is from 1707 - the reading room hosted Bram Stoker and James Joyce when they were writing. The original bookshelves, the Georgian windows, the excellent commentary...More

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Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a lovely review! Thanks so much!

Reviewed July 13, 2018

If you are a library lover, you can't miss this little and unique one! It counts with ancient books, carefully preserved throughout centuries. Visitors are not allowed to touch books but it is worth a visit!

Thank Monica C
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Much appreciated, Thank you! :0)

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