OPENING TIMES: Mon – Wed 9.30am – 7.45pm. Fri – 9.30am – 4.45pm. Sat – 9.30am – 12.45pm
A lot of people overlook the National Library of Ireland on their travels. I guess it’s not like a place with official tours or specific sights to see. But the reading room upstairs is probably one of the most beautiful single rooms in the country and it’s only a stonesthrow away from the The Archeology Museum (as the other piece of bread sandwiching the Dail) so is well worth a wander through if you’re in or around the area.
A bit of research goes a long way.
You can access old microfilm newspapers in the library (this is open to everyone) and I would highly recomend finding a few dates that you would be interested in (maybe the start of the civil war, maybe the outbreak of World War I or II) and checking out some microfilm from that time. Although I did not do that this time I did it before (when doing my leaving cert over 10 years ago *le sigh*) and found everything interesting (from marriage and death certificates to the crazy ads that they used to have in those days)