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Welcome to National Library of Ireland

National Library of Ireland

The highlight of this historic library is the great domed reading room, which has been home to many Irish students, including James Joyce. The library also contains a heraldic museum, which exhibits coats of arms and banners, but of most interest to tourists may be the genealogical office, where staff can help trace any Irish roots. Its consultation service on ancestry is available Monday to Friday 10am to 12.30 pm and 2pm to 4.30pm.

Information & Facts

2 Kildare Street
English, Irish (Gaelic) is spoken in some Western areas.

The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR). Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change and ATMs are widely available. Credit and debit cards, as well as travellers cheques, are widely accepted.

Opening Times
Monday to Wednesday, 9:30am-9pm; Thursday and Friday, 9:30am-5pm; Saturday, 9:30am-1pm.
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

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