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“So much history in so little space”

Armagh Robinson Library
Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Armagh
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Owner description: Founded in 1771 by Archbishop Robinson, this library features the rich collection from Robinson's personal library containing 17th- and 18th-century books on such topics as Theology, Philosophy, voyages and travels, history, medicine and law.
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Armagh Public Library has a fantastic atmosphere especially if you are interested in books and history. The basic pieces are from Archbishop Robinson’s own library. There are books from 17th and 18th century on many subjects as well as rare and valuable books such as first editions and illuminated manuscripts.
I can't tell much about the place due to my bad memory but if you spare some time for this lovely and tiny place, I am sure its people will make you very welcome.

1  Thank HTugcaS
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

We did not know how brilliant this little library was! Thanks to a friendly chat with a staff member at Embers Cafe on the main street during lunch, they wisely told us to visit this library. It looks like it is right out of a movie set...in fact I actually asked them if they had ever had any movies or tv shows use it as a set but they haven't. It is multi level with beautiful old architecture, wooden ladders and beautiful old books! Loved it!!

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Reviewed 24 April 2013

This is like waking into a time capsule. It's a beautiful room full of ancient books. A high gallery,protected by lovely railings surrounds it. We were looking for ancestors and the librarian was extremely welcoming and helpful

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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Armagh Public Library is one of the great hidden architectural masterpieces of Europe. Marvellous resource for anyone interested in academic research but even if your not you'll want to g there again and again just to enjoy the atmosphere. So many hidden gems in the collection like Gulliver's travels and a bible in shorthand the size of a matchbox! What really makes the Library stand out is the marvellous help from the Assistant Keeper Carol and the Secretary Lorraine.

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Reviewed 28 January 2013

I like the library and would reccommend It to anyone wanting to rent out books nice staff and apmosphere

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