"We are what we read"

- Alberto Manguel

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WELCOME

The Central Catholic Library is located in Dublin, Ireland. The Library was founded as a subscription library by the Irish Jesuit Fr. Stephen Brown, and first opened to the public on 25th June 1922.  Located at 74 Merrion Square, the Library is currently open five days a week. Visitors, researchers, and new members are all welcome.

Upcoming Events

Talk on the Irish Manuscripts in the St. Gall Library, Switzerland

We are delighted to host this illustrated talk by Fr. Conor McDonough O.P. on the Irish manuscripts held at the library of St. Gall. Founded on the site of the 7th century hermitage of Irish monk St. Gall, the Abbey of St. Gallen was for many centuries among the most important Benedictine abbeys in Europe; ... Read more

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