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Marsh's Library

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Now this is a special place , and a major step back in time

I went to see this library and was not disappointed it is just fabulous one would expect Mr. C... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carrie2356
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County Dublin, Ireland
Wonderful Little Library

Visited during the Sole Survivor Exhibit which features a large collection of books that are the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
maireadjudge
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Maynooth, Ireland
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One of Dublin's most beautiful tourist attractions. An unspoiled gem right in the heart of the city. Established in 1707, Marsh's Library is a wonderfully preserved library of the early Enlightenment complete with its original oak bookcases...more
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St Patrick's Close, Dublin D08 FK79, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to see this library and was not disappointed it is just fabulous one would expect Mr. C Doyle to be sitting there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carrie2356
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited during the Sole Survivor Exhibit which features a large collection of books that are the only copies left in existence. Lots of interesting books to read about and look at. Worth a quick visit if you love books and are in the area!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maireadjudge
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, much appreciated.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got to go whole they were exhibiting the Sole Survivor stuff! A large number of books that are the literal only copy in existence. It was amazing! There are even books that have bullet holes from one of the risings from Ireland’s fight for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mrsbetch
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Finian C
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, and for such a nice one too!

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

I didn’t plan to visit Marsh’s library, but I was instantly intrigued by the cute little arched entryway. Inside, the library had a neat collection of books from the 1500-1700’s, about 300 of which are the only surviving copies. You can actually read the books...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 5567emmaaa
Julie B, Educ/Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, much appreciated.

Reviewed 18 November 2018

This library is tucked away, the interior is very nice. A little bit of a creepy vibe but definitely worth a look, and worth supporting it's upkeep.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RovinStudent
Julie B, Educ/Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Were you here for the Bram Stoker Festival? Then it might be a bit creepy....Whoa hah hah hah!

Reviewed 14 November 2018

This is a neat place to go for the history but there isn't overly much to see and you can't take pictures except for a small space in the back. They also charge a 3 euro entry fee per person.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimberly F
Julie B, Educ/Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated.

Reviewed 11 November 2018

The 3 euro fee is SO worth it for peace and quiet and a chance to step back and enjoy study as it used to be. I could have worked here very happily in the pre-laptop days, surrounded by books and friendly ghosts. The only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Julie B, Educ/Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for such an enthusiastic review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to us.

Reviewed 19 October 2018

A lovely location right beside St. Patrick's cathedral. I never knew it was there until someone told me about it recently. If you're a bookworm or interested in history this is a must. Some very rare books on display.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Julie B, Educ/Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us ans spread the word, much appreciated.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

This library is near St Patrick's cathedral and one has to look for it. It was the first public library in Ireland and the book collection is old, as are the selves which house the books. Helpful volunteers and staff. Worth an hour of your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Julie B, Educ/Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated.

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