Main Library

The National Library of Ireland was designed in a classical style by the Cork-born architect, Thomas Deane. The purpose-built library building was opened in 1890.

The Library building is itself in many respects a national treasure. It is spacious in design and rich in texture, with fine craftsmanship in masonry, marble, hardwoods and glass. Please select an image below for a virtual tour of the Library.

Old Director's Office, fireplace detail
Old Director's Office, fireplace detail
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