Marsh's Library

Marsh's Library

Founded in 1707, Marsh's Library has remained unchanged for three centuries! The Library houses more than 25,000 rare and interesting books. The students will believe they are entering a Harry Potter film set once they cross the threshold!

The tour for primary schools includes a brief talk about the history of Marsh’s and a look at the points of interest as they move through the two galleries, spotting the bullet holes that remain in books from the time of the Easter Rising and the cages where readers were locked-in, to prevent them from stealing the books! To make learning about the historical and important people who have been part of the Marsh's history the children are then set on a quest of seeking out the 12 minifigures hidden around the library.

We offer short workshops after tours, where the children can make fold out maps, concertina books or simple french fold out books for the younger students.

For more information and to book your visit, go to www.marshlibrary.ie