Libraries in Dublin

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Libraries in Dublin

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  • Isitgoodbad
    Sheffield45 contributions
    What a fantastic building and exhibit! The staff are just wonderful! So welcoming and knowledgable. Offer help and kindness even when it is least expected. Worth making the effort to visit. Thank you Trinity College Dublin for being fabulous hosts! Highly recommended!
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • Eugene L
    Ukraine6 contributions
    thanks for chance to visit this place, it was great experience to see old books, and how they are stored keeping history
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • Greg M
    Millersville, PA255 contributions
    If you want a wonderful thing to do in Dublin when it rains (something new in Dublin !) go to this library on Kildare Street. You must visit the W.B. Yeats exhibit on the ground floor in this beautiful building which examines the life and works of William Butler Yeats. The literature, folklore, personal life (like lovers !), politics, theatre, the occult, all of W.B. Yeats is here in this fabulous award winning exhibition.

    Also many NLI exhibits are scattered across the city like the photographic exhibit in Temple Bar and the Seamus Heaney exhibit in the Bank of Ireland building near Trinity College. Give them all a visit.

    M. Greg Miller
    Millersville, PA
    Written 17 December 2022
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  • Ken T
    Liverpool, UK14 contributions
    I happened across this small exhibition centre a few years ago. It houses the National Archive of Irish photographs, which if you are interested can be viewed by appointment ( if you want to research a particular place or topic for example). However, it has an exhibition area in which a selected series of over-sized photos are displayed with a connecting theme, and accompanying explanations and wall text. It changes these exhibitions every few months. As it it near to Temple Bar, in Meeting House Square, it is easy to get to, and it's free of charge. It doesn't take too long to go round the exhibition, but it gives insight to the given topic, and so a little more background to "Irishness". Ideal if you only have a half hour or so, but want a bit more than just the usual tourist trap. You might be pleasantly surprised!
    Written 15 January 2019
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  • Doug F
    Thornbury, UK620 contributions
    I was very impressed with the spacious "feel" of this facility. The layout was easy to follow and the views out were spectacular.
    Written 25 July 2016
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  • finglaspete
    Dublin, Ireland2,558 contributions
    Temple Bar in Dublin as well as being a den of iniquity for foreign tourists to get their 'top'o'the'marnin' pint and diddly eye music or listen to buskers and be cajoled by beggars etc. It is also the centre in Dublin for photographic art, what with the Photographic Archive, a number of photo galleries and shops of which Library Project is one, a nice little place centering around the photographic image, with various merchandise on sale, but mostly books, worth a visit, you might be inspired!
    Written 17 February 2015
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  • finglaspete
    Dublin, Ireland2,558 contributions
    Situated in the Georgian Merrion Square is this wonderful Library dealing with all things religeous. If you are into this sort of thing, reading about theology, laity etc, then this has to be the place for you, unfortunately for me it wasn't, it was just lost on me, but I visited, it's on TripAdvisor waiting to be reviewed and here it is!
    Enjoy!
    Written 19 March 2015
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  • Mae B
    Ecija, Spain132 contributions
    As a resident of Rathgar I was honoured to be a card carrying member. Books, films, CD's, books on tape...everything in a historical building. One of the things that makes Rathmines the place where you can find anything...
    Written 26 June 2017
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  • sarahjane21715
    Dublin, Ireland41 contributions
    Very helpful with my students the last time we went down as my children have ASD and it can be overwhelming
    Written 7 March 2020
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  • Anne B
    Dublin223 contributions
    This is a regular library so to be recommended for all those reasons. But it has a unique research room on the upper floor devoted to local history. It has been an invaluable aid with my genealogy studies. There are microfiche machines and computer databases available. Admission is by way of a research card so you need to produce some photo ID to register for same. Big advantage is that it opens all day on a Saturday (just not the bank holiday weekends) and does not close for a lunch hour. There is also a lovely cafe on the upper level serving decent soup, coffee etc. On the ground floor there is a lecture hall and an exhibition area so worth keeping an eye on what is going on there.
    Written 6 February 2019
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  • challa123
    Newcastle, UK9 contributions
    My friends and I went to Dublin for a 3 day break. We were all so disappointed with how dirty the city was, there was all kinds of litter lying round the streets and the number of drunks and druggies that were roaming the streets was frightening and one of the locals told us to watch our belongings as there was a lot of pickpockets around. The locals that we spoke to were all very friendly and helpful but we didnt feel safe most of the time. Temple Bar area, which is supposed to be the place to go for an evenings entertainment, is a place for young people and again was full of drunks and druggies. The only day we really enjoyed was the day we went out of the city on the Dart to Bray. This is a lovely little seaside resort with a lovely promenade and marina and a few restaurants.
    Written 3 October 2015
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  • Venture427662
    4 contributions
    Fantastic walking tour and insights from Phelim. He really brought history to life and connects you to the stories and lives of those from the barracks to the gaol. Would highly recommend this tour. A great way to spend a morning in Dublin.
    Written 20 October 2022
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