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Marsh's Library

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If it wasn’t for talking to a guard at the Trinity Long Room Library we’d have missed this treasure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rotiman1
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So amazing

Small but well worth the quick walk thru. Make sure to read all of the signs so you really get an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel P
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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 4 days ago

This is a very small attraction. A few euro to enter. We were greeted by a very friendly and helpful host who explained what we were going to view. There are about 30 or so very rare books on display under glass cases. Dating from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If it wasn’t for talking to a guard at the Trinity Long Room Library we’d have missed this treasure As it was we nearly walked past Marvellous library and the special Sole Survivor display of one of copies was excellent Shame you couldn’t takes a...More

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Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to review us! Just to let everyone know we do have some stunning images of the library's interior on postcards for sale and there are images on our website too!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection of old books is amazing. Some books were on exhibit to show what is in the collection. You can't touch any of the books but just look.More

Thank BarbaraHBarlingAR
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes, unfortunately if we allowed our visitors to touch, pick up or take books off the shelf at random, the damage that could be done to our rare and precious books would be unthinkable. I don't think there is a single rare books library that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but well worth the quick walk thru. Make sure to read all of the signs so you really get an idea of what you are looking at.

1  Thank Rachel P
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This library is incredible for its history (opened in 1701), preservation (collection includes important and rare European books and manuscripts), and continuing mission (still an active research library). The reading room is beautiful with extraordinary natural light from large windows. The book cages are a...More

Thank Packed_10
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We couldn't have asked for a better review, thanks so much, it is much appreciated!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

cute but good view on the old books, and there was also a small Exhibition, small entrance Price, worth to see

Thank Rahel H
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to believe we were the only tourists at this incredibly well-preserved 300-yr-old library, tucked away on the winding street behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Especially lovely after the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds at Trinity College library/Book of Kells. Shelves and shelves of gently fragrant old books bound...More

Thank lesutes
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your thorough review, much appeciated! We are closed on Sundays too, sorry!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little old library. First public library in Ireland. It is tucked away next to St Patricks Church so not off the beaten track. Very cheap. Knowledgeable staff as well who told us about the library. Old cages at the back.

Thank Shamanicnz
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have just been there today for the Heritage Week and I enjoyed the guided tour. The library is really a precious pearl of culture and history.

Thank Ileana C
Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For just 1 Euro you can see this amazingly unspoiled 300 year old library, complete with history, caged reading rooms, and friendly staff. Come to this instead of the Book of Kells.More

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Julie B, Education & Outreach Officer at Marsh's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for reviewing us! Can I just clarify if anyone follows your advice and comes to us, the €1 entrance fee was a special price for Heritage Week (which is normally the last week in August...so get booking for 2019!). €3 entry...More

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