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The National Library of Ireland is located on Kildare Street in Dublin, with the National Photographic Archive in Meeting Square House, Temple Bar, and strolling through its hushed halls, you can almost feel the hundreds of years of Irish history and heritage washing over you.

The National Library of Ireland holds the most comprehensive collection of Irish documentary material in the world, to preserve it for future generations. There are millions of volumes in printed format, manuscript, photographic and digital, all just waiting to be viewed.

Viewing of the collections can be arranged on the day, and there is an onsite café to wait in while your requested material is being located and brought up. So if you have a passion for Irish history, while away hours with all the books, periodicals, newspapers and maps. Indulge yourself in the collection of manuscripts dating back nearly 1000 years, or take the time to examine the numerous paintings, drawings and photographs available.

If are looking to trace any family history you may have in Ireland, the National Library of Ireland holds the details to help you and supports a Genealogy Advisory Service.

For those who love to examine past heraldry, the National Library of Ireland has a branch of the Office of the Chief Herald that can assist your search and even grant you a coat of arms of your own.

Whatever your interest in the documented history of Ireland, the National Library is a beautiful setting where the hours can pass like seconds.

Opening Times

Monday through Wednesday – 9.30am to 7.45pm

Thursday & Friday – 9.30am to 4.45pm

Saturday – 9.30am to 12.45pm

Café opens at 9.30 Mon – Sat

Café closes at 6pm Mon-Weds, 4.45 Thurs & Fri, 4.30pm Sat

Open Bank Holidays except – Good Friday through Easter Monday, 24th, 25th, 26th December.

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National Library Ireland
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