Marsh's Library, Dublin

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Marsh's Library is a perfectly preserved building of the late Renaissance and early Enlightenment. It has changed little in 300 years. Its collections are of European and world significance.

The library is open to the public and children are particularly welcome. Scholars may consult our holdings by arrangement.

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  • Very interesting! You travel through history. You can find books manuscripts and ancient materials related to writing and reading. Worth knowing to understand a little more about Irish literature.
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  • Incredible place, well worth a visit. An excellent exhibition of rare books, many of which are the only copies extant worldwide. And a very helpful staff.  more »
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  • This is a place everyone should absolutely visit! We came in almost by accident and ended up spending an hour there. The "Sole survival" collection (the books of which only one copy remains) is very interesting. The entrance fee is really inexpensive (3 euros, 2 for students) and the staff is so helpful and kind. Do come visit! You'll be glad you did :)
  • We happened upon this little library on a wander about Dublin and it's an absolute little gem. Some of the books actually have bullet holes from 1916 rising! There's a little section to try your hand at calligraphy... it's a lot harder than it looks btw! The staff are very friendly and will share a story or two if asked or interested
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