Belfast & Northern Ireland

Armagh Public Library

  43 Abbey St, Armagh      (+44) (0)28 3752 3142     more than a year ago
This, the oldest library in Northern Ireland, was founded in 1771 by Archbishop Richard Robinson as part of his plans to establish a university and improve the City of Armagh. The Library is a reference library and a museum, open to visitors and researchers, individuals and groups. Its beautiful double-height Long Room contains many important works dating from the 1480s right up to the present day and includes a first copy of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, complete with notations by the author. Look out for the inscription in Greek over the public entrance which aptly translates as: ‘The healing place of the soul’.
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Mon-Fri 10:00 – 13:00, 14:00 – 16:00. Other times by prior arrangement. 

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Admission is free, with donations to the upkeep of the Library most welcome.


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