Marsh's Library is located just behind St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.

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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.

Donations

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.

History

Marsh’s Library, built in 1701 by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh (1638-1713), was the first public library in Ireland.


News from the Reading Room

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!

Serpent Designers: a visit from the author!

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 […]

Serpent Designers: The Winners

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

Serpents in the Library!

    No, it’s not a remake of ‘Snakes on Planes’… it’s an exhibition of children’s drawings of the World Serpent