Schools: Online activities & Outreach

Covid-19 Restrictions

We are currently closed to the public due to Covid-19.  Even when restrictions are lifted, we do understand that school tours will not be taking place for a while.

So in the meantime…

Virtual Tour coming soon

We are currently working on making a short virtual tour for primary school students which teachers can play in the classroom.  Watch this space!


Take a look at our ‘PLAY’ section for some ideas for pairs or pods to do in the classroom, particularly the Minifigure Hunt online, which uses co-ordinates and gives a brief history of some of Ireland’s famous people.  You will also find colouring in sheets, jigsaws and a tricky Escape Room activity, for 5th and 6th Class.

We will also make sure we have online activities for Maths and Science Week, in October and November respectively.

Art/Design and Technology  for the Classroom:

Below are some instructions and slideshows of some of the activities we have done with students in the library.  Click on the images to download instructions or start the slideshow presentation.

Christmas Book Bauble
Fold Out Map
Concertina Book










When Covid-19 restrictions are lifted

If you would like to bring a school/after school group to visit us at Marsh’s Library, please book in advance. If you could have all your details ready, such as: preferred dates and times, group sizes and ages, any special requirements you may need and leave us your contact name and number/email, that will help us to help you.

Please note that:

  • times for arranged tours are within normal working hours: Currently 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • there is no charge for school groups, however we are always grateful for any donations to keep Marsh’s Library open and running!
  • if disabled access is required, special arrangements can be put in place with advance notice

The best way to arrange a visit is by email or telephone. Please contact Julie Burke, Education/Outreach Officer at:


Tel: +353 1 454 3511



What else can you see and do?

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Here is a great virtual tour from the Schools Officer at St. Patrick’s cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is just next door and offers a variety of great educational programmes and workshops, so why not visit us both when restrictions are lifted!  Please click on the link for their details and see their contact details below.



Tel: +353 1 453 9472





The National Print Museum

The National Print Museum collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of the printing craft and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland.

In this digital age where information is at our fingertips, the National Print Museum affords the opportunity to step back in time to discover the traditional craft of letterpress printing and appreciate the importance of the invention of the printed word.

On display is a representative collection of this rich centuries-old printing heritage. Highlights include an original 1916 Proclamation (on loan until 2016) along with a machine (Wharfedale Stop Cylinder Press) similar to that that the Proclamation was printed on.

The National Print Museum offers a range of guided tours for all levels of educational organisations. During a visit the students will experience hands-on, a tradition that has virtually disappeared.


For further information please contact, Mary Plunkett (Education Officer) via:



Tel:  +353 1 660 3770





Welcomes school and college groups of any age and can tailor their visits and tours to your particular needs.  The Cathedral offers a wealth of resources for studying art, architecture, history and much more.

For further information please contact, Ruth Kenny (Education Officer) via:



Tel:  +353 1 677 8099






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