Marsh's Library

One of Dublin's most beautiful tourist attractions. An unspoilt gem right in the heart of the city. Founded in 1701, Marsh's Library was the first public library in Ireland. It is a beautiful Queen Anne-style building complete with the original oak bookcases. Visitors often comment on the wonderful smell of the library.It contains over 25,000 rare and interesting books relating to the medieval and early-modern periods. Its particular strengths are in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, covering medicine, law, science, travel, navigation, mathematics, music, and classical literature. There is also some material of a very scurrilous nature. Every year an exhibition of rare and curious items is presented from the holdings of the Library. Families with children can enjoy using quills and ink in our reading room to learn to write as people did long ago. 
Exhibition from June 2012 to June 2013: development of science and scientific knowledge



St Patrick's Close
Dublin 8

Phone: +353 1 454 3511

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