We are closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown, but you can enjoy our current and recent online exhibitions.

To explore and enjoy exhibitions about Bram Stoker, China, Stolen Books, Unique Surviving Books, Doodles & Marginalia, Jewish Books, and the gorgeous library of Benjamin Guinness, just click on the Online Exhibitions tab on the menu!


On Government advice we are closed to readers and visitors until restrictions are lifted.

During this period, we are undertaking a stock-check and cleaning of the historic books in our collection.

In the meantime, please enjoy our digital content and social media posts.


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    Benjamin Iveagh Library Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Nora Moroney who has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship to study our Benjamin Iveagh Library at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park.

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    Melmoth the Wanderer

    Congratulations to Dr Tina Morin of the University of Limerick on her recently-announced Irish Research Council award.

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    James Joyce Writing Competition Awards

    Young Dublin writers were invited to attend a presentation yesterday

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    William Bedell, Venice and the Irish language

      Eloise Davies tells us about her recent research at Marsh’s Library.

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    The Habsburg-Bourbon Double Marriage of 1612-15

    Dr Bram van Leuveren of the University of St Andrews in Scotland tells us about his recent research in the library as a Maddock Research Fellow.

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    Swift and Georgian Dublin

    Four leading experts on Jonathan Swift presented short papers on aspects of the great man’s life, writings, and relationships.

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