Archbishop Marsh’s Library

A beautifully-preserved building from the early eighteenth century. 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 particularly welcome, but do beware of the ghost of the Archbishop.

A not-to-be-missed gem for visitors to the city. Located beside St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Marsh’s Library welcomes visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Visitors are asked to pay an entrance fee of €3, with €2 for students and senior citizens. There is no charge for children under 16. Those on Jobseeker’s Allowance or Benefit are admitted free.

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Opening hours

  • Monday:
    9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday:
    Closed
  • Wednesday:
    9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Thurstday:
    9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Friday:
    9.30am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday:
    10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Sunday:
    Closed

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