Built over 300 years ago, Marsh’s Library has been home to the ghost of an insomniac Archbishop and a mysterious Egyptian mummy. It was raked by machine-gun fire during the 1916 Easter Rising, and you can still see the damage to some of the books.
Bram Stoker was a regular visitor, and Jonathan Swift and James Joyce also darkened the door.
Running as part of the on-going project ‘Dublin in the Coming Times’, the workshop participants had the opportunity to draw on the history of the building, its stories and its location in the Liberties.
Let’s hope that we see a Marsh’s inspired story in the Irish Times soon!