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[title size=”2″]Description[/title]

Originally founded to house the extensive collections of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, the Chester Beatty Library contains numerous works, artefacts and rare books in its East Asian, Islamic and Western Collections. Among the collections are hundreds of Japanese woodblock prints, the collected works of the great Persian poets, and Egyptian papyri of the Pharaohic, Graeco-Roman and Coptic styles. The Library offers two main permanent exhibits; Arts of the Book, including over 600 examples of calligraphy, book-binding and illustration from the main collections; and Sacred Traditions, which contains manuscripts and artwork related to Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and other religions.

Book workshops, guided tours, and guest lectures are available throughout the year, along with educational opportunities such as Understanding Islam in Irish Education and the Young Curators Multi-Media Project for Young People.

[title size=”2″]Opening Times[/title]

May 1st through September 30th
Monday to Friday – 10 am to 5:30 pm

October 1st through April 30th
Tuesday to Friday – 10 am to 5:30 pm

All Year
Saturday – 11 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday – 1 pm to 5 pm

Closed January 1st, December 24-26th, Good Friday and Monday public holidays.

[title size=”2″]Admission[/title]

Free

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[title size=”2″]Location[/title]
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Telephone: (+353 1) 407 0750
Fax: (+353 1) 407 0760
WEBSITE: www.heritageireland.ie/en/dublin/casinomarino/
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