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Marsh's Library

A perfectly preserved library of the early Enlightenment, established in 1707. Thousands of rare books line the library's beautiful dark oak bookcases, which have remained largely unchanged since it was built three hundred years ago.


Marsh's Library is the oldest public library in Ireland, and one of the very few 18th century buildings left in Dublin that is still being used for its original purpose.


Find the garden entryway behind St Patrick's Cathedral, and follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Swift, James Joyce and Bram Stoker.