Marsh Library

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The first public library in Ireland was built in 1701 by archbishop Narcissus Marsh. There are 25 000 volumes here: four benefactors including the founder himself allowed works relating to the sciences and mathematics to be kept here, along with texts in foreign languages, incunabula and works of Protestant theology and polemics. The valuable books can be consulted in three «cages» protected by wire screens.

Useful information

Address : 

St.-Patrick's-Close

Phone:

+353 1 454 3511

Price:

2.50 €

Opening hours

[9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm - closed Sun, Tue and Bank Hols, 25-31 Dec]

Nearby tourist attractions

St Patrick's Cathedral
St Patrick's Cathedral
Not much remains of the original 12C
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St Werburgh's Church
St Werburgh's Church
Although the church was first built
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Anglican Cathedral
Anglican Cathedral
With its combination of Romanesque and
0:30
Tailors' Hall
Tailors' Hall
The Tailors' Hall, built between 1703
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St Audoen's Church
St Audoen's Church
The old church was founded by the Anglo
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St Audoen's Gate
St Audoen's Gate
The river gate (1275) is one of 32 in
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See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

St Patrick's Cathedral
St Patrick's Cathedral
Not much remains of the original 12C
0:30
St Werburgh's Church
St Werburgh's Church
Although the church was first built
0:15
Anglican Cathedral
Anglican Cathedral
With its combination of Romanesque and
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

St Patrick's Cathedral
St Patrick's Cathedral
Not much remains of the original 12C
0:30
St Werburgh's Church
St Werburgh's Church
Although the church was first built
0:15
Anglican Cathedral
Anglican Cathedral
With its combination of Romanesque and
0:30
See all