Marsh's Library, Dublin

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  • Great little gem! Had read about it during the Bram Stoker festival and then eventually visited it. It's like stepping back in time. the reception team are very knowledgeable and friendly. The price i...  more »
  • Near St. Patrick Cathedral, Marsh Library is such a gem. Tiny but gorgeous...nothing to envy to the more famous Long Room in Trinity College  more »
  • I recommend this visit absolutely. CLA takes us in other times, the works seem to be very well preserved
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  • Although it lacks the grandeur of the long Hall library at Trinity, it makes up for it in character. I especially liked the cages in the back were people are locked up while reading to prevent stealing of books. I also appreciated the effort made to make it interesting for children (as well as adults). The staff was very helpful and extremely friendly. And it is just around the corner from st Patrick's. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed in the library.
  • Very beautiful library. There is a fee of 3 euros and they don't allow pictures.
  • The first 'public' library in Dublin, Marsh's still has it's book cages (you were locked in with a book) and almost medieval ambiance. Visit Marsh's for a trip back in time ... you will be more than pleased , Great volounteers who are more than willing to tell you the history behind the place .
  • A very unique and historic library, well worth visiting!! Our cathedral tour guide recommended it, as it's tucked away just behind the cathedral and is like "stepping into the past". The library also had two interesting exhibitions on War poetry and book thieves when we visited. Very much worth the €3 entry fee (€2 for students).
  • Great little library with quite a bit of history to it, worth a visit if you are around. We got to visit it when it was almost empty which was fun. The staff here are very friendly.

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