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Armagh Robinson Library

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43 Abbey Street, Armagh, County Armagh,
Ms Carol Conlin
T: (028) 3752 3142
E: admin@armaghrobinsonlibrary.co.uk

Armagh Public Library is a 'healing place of the soul' as a library, museum and visitor attraction.

Push open the great Georgian door, climb the stairs, and step into the 18th Century! This Library, founded by Archbishop Robinson in the heart of the City, was built to display his own collection of books and fine art for public use.

Light from elegant Georgian windows illuminates this classical library, lined from floor to ceiling with rare and beautiful books, the largest on the lowest shelves, the smallest at the top. There are some 42,000 printed works, covering subjects such as early medicine, science, history, law, politics, theology and travel, as well as maps and atlases.

Discover some of the Library’s many treasures, including Jonathan Swift’s own copy of Gulliver’s Travels, 1726, with corrections in his own hand.

The Library is a unique record of the cultural and social history of 18th century Ireland, reflecting the changing intellectual climate of Europe since 1500.

The Library is open all year round Monday - Friday, 10.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.00.

We will open for pre-booked tours and events which outside these working days and times