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RBG Annual Visit - Armagh Robinson Library

Friday, 8 June 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm


Rare Books Group Annual Visit:
Armagh Robinson Library & No. 5 Vicars’ Hill, Armagh

14:00, Friday, 8 June 2018


Members of the Rare Books Group are invited to our annual visit, this year to Armagh Robinson Library and No. 5 Vicars’ Hill. Armagh Robinson Library is the oldest library in Northern Ireland, founded in 1771 by Archbishop Richard Robinson as part of his plans to establish a university. The nucleus of the collection is Archbishop Robinson’s own library, containing 17th and 18th century books on many subjects. There are many rare and valuable books such as incunabula, first editions and illuminated manuscripts. Archbishop Robinson built No. 5 as the Registry to hold Church of Ireland and civil records.  In 2011 the Library restored No 5 to exhibit examples of the Library’s collections, such as Roman and Medieval coins, Neolithic stone tools, Bronze Age weapons, Irish hand bells and eighteenth century fine art.


Registration: If you’d like to join us on this tour, please contact Nicola O’Shea, Secretary of the RBG at ms.nicolaoshea@gmail.com. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


The charge for the tour is €5, payable on the day, and includes refreshments at the Library.


Times: The group will meet at the Armagh Robinson Library at 14:00 and the tour will last approximately 2.5 hours.


Address: Armagh Robinson Library, 43 Abbey Street, Armagh, BT61 7DY
Parking is available in the grounds of St Patrick’s COI Cathedral.


Useful links:

Armagh Robinson Library, Armagh