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In Dublin’s Fair City…There Was a Ghost!

Marsh’s Library in Dublin, Ireland originated in 1701 and was Ireland’s first public library. Built by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh and now haunted by him!

The story goes that Archbishop’s niece came to stay with him and promptly fell in love with a clergyman and eloped. The Archbishop was apparently heartbroken and a guilt-stricken niece put a letter of apology in one of his books in the library (why, oh why!). So, his ghost shows up to search the books for the missing note.

Below is a video about the library…worth a watch if you like Irish accents. Oh, and Irish history, of course! :)

If I ever have the opportunity to go back to Ireland, I will most certainly have a look at this beautiful…and haunted…library!