Old Library

Built between 1772 and 1775, the old library collection consists of almost 8,000 volumes comprised of printed books and manuscripts, half of which were written or published between the 15th and 18th centuries.

Old Library Collection

Old Library Collection

Learn more about the contents and history of the collection. 

Consult the catalogue

Consult the catalogue

Search the full catalogue and access over 100 digitised volumes. 

Onsite access to the documents

Onsite access to the documents

The Old Library collection is also accessible for research purposes, by appointment. 

Visit the Old Library

Visit the Old Library

The Libraries staff welcomes groups for visits of the Old Library by appointment. For more information contact us at 01 58 52 10 83. Scheduled visits are organised each trimester. 

Online exhibitions

Online exhibitions

The exhibitions of books from the Old Library and from the Historical archives, based on the research of our Bursary Fellows, are now available online. 

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Fellowship

Fellowship

The Centre Culturel Irlandais offers Fellowship bursaries to encourage research on its Old Library and Historical Archives collections.

Digitised Books

Digitised Books

Have a look at the treasures of the Old Library, three beautiful illuminated manuscripts, as well as the 100 other digitised manuscripts and printed books.