The Bolton Library at UL

A rare national treasure of early printed books and manuscripts dating from the 13th century, The Bolton Library, has been placed in the care of the University of Limerick, where work is under way to restore the collection.

The Bolton Library is regarded as one of the most important private library collections in Britain and Ireland, and contains many items of great rarity, “at least 50 not recorded elsewhere in the world and some 800 not recorded elsewhere in Ireland”, according to the Directory of Rare Books and Special Collections.

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