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Charles J. Haughey Library

Learn about the collection of books donated to the Museum by the estate of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey


The library of the former Taoiseach, Charles J. Haughey, was donated to the National Museum of Ireland in 2008. The collection is housed at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life at Turlough Park, Castlebar, County Mayo.

The collection comprises over 3,800 volumes. The core of the library dates from the twentieth century and covers Irish art, literature and history. It also includes signed copies from poets and artists such as Robert Ballagh, Paul Durcan, Jim Fitzpatrick, Seamus Heaney and Louis Le Brocquy.