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National Library of Ireland: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dublin: Museum of Literature Ireland All-Day Ticket

1. Dublin: Museum of Literature Ireland All-Day Ticket

Discover Ireland’s rich literary heritage from past to present at the Museum of Literature Ireland located in the historic UCD Newman House in the heart of Dublin. Along with your all-day ticket, enjoy a downloadable audio guide to enrich your visit. The Museum of Literature Ireland is a new home for the world's greatest storytellers. Experience immersive exhibitions, view treasures from the National Library of Ireland, and relax amid the birdsong in the tranquil gardens and café. MoLI is a partnership with the University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland. The museum aims to bring visitors of all ages, backgrounds, interests, and abilities on an inspiring journey through Irish writing and to encourage them to explore their own creative potential.

Dublin: Treasures of Ireland Museums Private Tour

2. Dublin: Treasures of Ireland Museums Private Tour

This amazing tour uses Ireland’s artistic and literary wealth to explain the historical moments, traditions, wars, movements, and eras that have sculpted Ireland through the centuries. You’ll explore only the highlights of the National Gallery, National Library and National Museum, with a break half-way through. This cultural tour is designed to provide the right mix of variety and depth so that you remain engaged throughout the 3-hours. This tour will show you some of Ireland's great artistic achievements like the symbolic paintings representing the Norman Conquest of Ireland and the Irish Civil War, insight into the life and works of W.B. Yeats - Ireland’s Greatest Poet and the Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice, treasures that epitomise Ireland’s Golden Age (500-800AD). And the best part of the tour? It’s the evocative explanations of how these pieces of art fit into the jigsaw puzzle that is Irish culture and history. Think of each piece as a word. The guide uses each word to tell a story that is insightful, emotive and special - The Story of Ireland. Book now to find out why so many people have already called this tour the highlight of their Ireland trip.

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What people are saying about National Library of Ireland

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 16 reviews

I had been on the phone twice to book a guided tour. I had booked an entrance ticket. There was difficulty finding my booking. I think it was a Peter who was to ring me back. He didn't. He thought Sunday weren't very heavily booked. It was. Are there IT growing pains in reception.

Fascinating Museum with original exhibits in an historic building. Much about Ireland obviously but also writing in general. Very inspiring. Gift shop, restaurant and garden all well done. The staff was kind and encouraging about our loitering.

Great self guided experience. A little Joyce heavy but what else would you expect. Also 100% recommend the museum shop.

The museum is lovely It has great installation and a beautiful yard to rest