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Marsh's Library

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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This is a neat place to go for the history but there isn't overly much to see and you can't take... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kimberly F
No coffee, no photography, HOORAY!

The 3 euro fee is SO worth it for peace and quiet and a chance to step back and enjoy study as it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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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St Patrick's Close, Dublin D08 FK79, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 454 3511
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a neat place to go for the history but there isn't overly much to see and you can't take pictures except for a small space in the back. They also charge a 3 euro entry fee per person.

Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed 5 days ago

The 3 euro fee is SO worth it for peace and quiet and a chance to step back and enjoy study as it used to be. I could have worked here very happily in the pre-laptop days, surrounded by books and friendly ghosts. The only...More

Thank SpaStruckSurrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely location right beside St. Patrick's cathedral. I never knew it was there until someone told me about it recently. If you're a bookworm or interested in history this is a must. Some very rare books on display.

Thank Dowley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library is near St Patrick's cathedral and one has to look for it. It was the first public library in Ireland and the book collection is old, as are the selves which house the books. Helpful volunteers and staff. Worth an hour of your...More

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just down the street and up some stone steps (through a pretty little garden) from St. Patricks. It's a small library but smells wonderful, beautiful rooms, friendly volunteers, and just amazing to see all the old and rare books.

Thank ATLHistoryGeek
Reviewed October 9, 2018

stunning library off the beaten track, very interesting! the staff is kind and helpful, books and prints on display are really interesting

Thank Eris G
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This library is a little off the beaten track, but still in central Dublin. The speciality exhibition of 'lost' books was fascinating as was the entire library - which we could walk through. Entry attracts a very modest fee which is well worth paying. There...More

Thank N0madOne
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Very small, with no photography allowed, but a great chance to see the old books up close compared to the Library Long Room at Trinity College. For just a few Euros, we felt it worth the visit.

Thank nightowl205
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This place is a hidden gem and does not have the crowds at Trinity Library. I saw the sole survivor exhibit which was 32 rare books out on display. You can get close enough to the stacks to read the titles. It is right by...More

Thank traceylmartin
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited Marsh’s Library just before our visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It was recommended to us by a local taxi driver. Small charge to get in with our 15 year old getting in for free. While it is not huge, it did offer a...More

Thank Paul D
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