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

Gaiety Panto Rate

Special Bed and Breakfast rate for guests attending the Gaiety Panto show.  The Grafton Capital Hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the Gaiety and is the perfect match for your visit to the Panto!

Rugby Special

Special Bed and Breakfast rate for Rugby weekends - Exclusive to our own website.

4 Nights or more Special

Stay 4 nights or more and get a great discount, must be booked at least 60 days in advance.  Rate is room only, breakfast is available in the hotel.

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Guest Reviews

Elson

We really loved our stay and would stay with you again. Excellent location, comfortable room and ALL staff friendly and helpful. Thank you so much. The Frank family from Oklahoma

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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