Should you have an interest in literature and history and are looking for intriguing places to spend your time while visiting Dublin, the fourth UNESCO City of Literature, a visit to Marsh's Library will be a real treat.
Lesser known to Trinity College’s Long Room, Marsh’s Library is located next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin and is just a 10 minute walk from Camden Court Hotel. It is also just a further 10 minute walk to Guinness Storehouse, so you can make a real afternoon of it.
Marsh’s Library was the first public library in Ireland when it opened its doors in 1707. This hidden gem houses European books and manuscripts that are centuries old and famous readers to Marsh’s include James Joyce and Bram Stoker to name but a few.
The library has launched a new 1916 exhibition in March 2016 until December 2016 called ‘Tales from the Other Side’. The exhibition focuses on minority stories and the years that followed this historic event in Irish history.
The library is open 9.30am-5.00pm (Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri), 10.00am-5.00pm on Saturday and closed every Tuesday and Sunday. Adult entry fee is €3.00, Students & OAP’s €2.00 and Under 16’s receive free entry. For further information, please visit their website.