National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

The National Library of Ireland was opened in 1890 to house the collection of the Royal Dublin Society, this library contains a vast collection of books, manuscripts, records, photographs and maps. If you want to trace your family tree go to the Heraldic Museum in the Genealogica Office.


Exploring Ireland's literary heritage, visiting award winning exhibitions or researching family history are just some of the many reasons to visit the National Library of Ireland. Established in 1877, the National Library's holdings of books, manuscripts, prints and drawings, maps, photographs, newspapers, music, ephemera and genealogical material comprise the most outstanding collection of Irish documentary heritage in the world.

The Library's new exhibition Discover your National Library : Explore, Reflect and connect with showcases some of the wonderful items from the collection, including rare manuscripts, maps, photographs and ephemeral items.

The National Library recognises the importance of developing the digital collections, services and infrastructure necessary to support the creation and management of a significant digital library. We aim to maximise access to our resources, enhance and expand the services we offer, and enable our users to work with us, and our collections, in new and innovative ways.

 

Explore the poetry and legacy of Ireland's greatest poet in the award winning exhibition Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats. Children aged 7+ can pick up a My Yeats trail guide and can find out more about Yeats, his family and his friends.


Special Offers

April Midweek Sale

10% discount on normal rates for one night midweek stay in April.  No deposit required.

April Midweek Sale 2

15% discount on normal rates for two night midweek stay in April.  No deposit required.

April Midweek Sale 3

One night midweek in April with 10% discount, two nights 15% and three or more 20%.  No deposit required.

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Guest Reviews

K. Duffy

Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.

Michael

Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.

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