See & Do

  • Marsh's Library

Literary Dublin

A beautifully-preserved building from the early eighteenth century. Opened as Ireland’s first public library in 1707, the original oak bookcases house more than 25,000 rare and fascinating books. Famous readers have included Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker, and James Joyce. Children particularly welcome, but do beware of the ghost of the Archbishop.

Please visit our website for information on current exhibitions. Tours can be booked in advance for large groups and there is a tour each day at 15:00 for whoever would like to join.


St Patrick's Close, Dublin City



  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan - 31 Dec

    MON 09:30 - 17:00
    TUES closed
    WED 09:30 - 17:00
    THU 09:30 - 17:00
    FRI 09:30 - 17:00
    SAT 10:00 - 16:00
    SUN closed
  • Exceptions
    Closed on Public Holidays

(subject to change)