"We are what we read"

- Alberto Manguel

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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

A Talk by Mary Kenny for Heritage Week 2019

For Heritage Week this year, we have invited journalist and author Mary Kenny to speak about her childhood memories of libraries and reading. Mary's career as a writer spans five decades. Her books include the cultural study Goodbye to Catholic Ireland (2000), Crown and Shamrock (2009), and Something of myself and others (2012). Mary is ... Read more

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