Archbishop Marsh Library
There’s an eerie sense of history when you step over the threshold into Marsh’s Library, Ireland’s oldest library. Most book-lovers know that opening scene from Beauty and the Beast, where Belle frolics in a dusty library, complete with rolling ladders, that’s just how old-school Marsh’s is. Well, founded in 1701, it’d want to be old-school! It was the first public library in Ireland, and it is shown off to its full potential, with rare manuscripts nestled in glass viewing tables, and with informative staff, while if you’re academically minded, its catalogue is accessible on the internet.