Things to see or do
- Directions: The library is located beside St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Take bus 50, 54A or 56A from Eden Quay.
- Opening Times: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:9.30am-1pm & 2pm-5pm (no lunchtime closing May-September), Saturday:10am-1pm. Closed Tuesday and Sunday.
- Admission Prices: Adults €2.50, Students & Senior Citizens €1.50, Children free, Group Admission Prices: €2 per person. €1.50 Students & Seniors (Children free) Minimum group number is 2.
- Admission Prices: Adults: €2.50, Students & Senior Citizens: €1.50, Children: free, Group Admission Prices: €2 per person. €1.50: Students & Seniors (Children free) Minimum group number is 2.
Marsh's LibraryDublin City Dublin - Ireland East
Marsh's Library, built in 1701 by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh (1638-1713) is the oldest public library in Ireland. It was designed by Sir William Robinson and is located at St Patrick's Close in Dublin City. The library contains some 25,000 printed books relating to the 1500s, 1600s and early 1700s. Subjects include theology, medicine, law, science, travel, navigation, music, surveying, ancient history and classical literature. In addition, there are about 300 manuscripts in the collection. The interior of the library remains unchanged since it was built more than 300 years ago and it is a magnificent example of a 17th-century scholar’s library. Also contained in Marsh's Library is the Delmas Conservation Bindery, which restores and repairs rare books and manuscripts as well as prints, drawings, watercolours and maps, to the highest international standards.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)14 54 3511
Fax:+353 (0)14 54 3511
Address: St Patrick's Close, Dublin City, Co Dublin, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland