STEP INTO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
Unchanged for three centuries, this perfectly preserved library of the early Enlightenment, with its original oak bookcases, houses more than 25,000 rare and interesting books.
The library is open to the public and children are particularly welcome. Scholars may consult our holdings by arrangement.
Our collections span eight centuries
Educational activities: writing with a quill!
The Benjamin Iveagh Library was recently donated to Marsh’s Library by the Guinness family.
Opportunities for research in Marsh’s Library
An Exhibition of Medical Books
There are three elegant wired alcoves at the end of the Second Gallery
The first gallery of the library with the portrait of Archbishop Marsh
Marsh's Library is located just behind St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.
Marsh’s Library is a registered charity and is grateful for donations to help fund particular projects.
Marsh’s Library, built in 1701 by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh (1638-1713), was the first public library in Ireland.
Alan Early, the author of ‘Arthur Quinn and the World Serpent‘, inspiration for our Design a Serpent competition, dropped in to the library to see the drawings!
We are coming to the last two days of our ‘Design a Serpent’ Exhibition and can now announce the worthy winners. Well done to 1st prize winners; Aoife Early, Brienne […]
No, it’s not a remake of ‘Snakes on Planes’… it’s an exhibition of children’s drawings of the World Serpent