National Library of Ireland
Kildare Street
Where Ireland's story is an open book

The National Library of Ireland was established in 1877 by the Dublin Science and Art Museum Act. It aims to collect and make available the shared memory of the Irish nation at home and abroad.

It is open, free of charge, to everyone who desires to consult the collections, discover the richness of their family history, or visit the exhibitions.

A must-visit as part of Yeats 2015 - the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth - is the award winning multimedia exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats”.


Open: Open year round. See website for opening times.

Admission: Admission is free.


Public Transport

By Bus: Take bus numbers 11, 37, 38, 39 or 46a

By Luas (tram): Take the Luas Green Line to Dawson

By Dart (rail): Take the Dart to Pearse Station



Contact Information

Address:Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Phone:+353 1 603 0200

GPS Coordinates & MAP

53.3411, -6.2545