Regrettably, the Bolton Library is no longer housed in The Chapter House, Cashel In February of this year the Library was transferred to the University of Limerick. This move was... read more
You've probably heard of 'The Rock of Cashel' but did you know that Cashel...
You've probably heard of 'The Rock of Cashel' but did you know that Cashel is also the home of some other rare and valuable objects such as one of the smallest books in the world?
The Bolton Library contains a unique collection of antiquarian books and is the finest collection outside of Dublin. The collection contains a wide range of subjects and includes a 12th century manuscript, papyri dating from the 1st century, the Nuremberg Chronicle and works by Dante, Swift, Calvin, Erasmus and Machiavelli to name but a few. Also on display are maps and church silver.
Since 1836 the library has been housed in the Chapter House situated on the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick's Rock and St. John the Baptist on John Street, Cashel. Also within the grounds are The Old Medieval Town Walls which included the magnificent Hackett Effigies.
We offer a guided tour that includes The Bolton Library, The Old Town Walls and Hackett Effigies, and The Cathedral Church of St.Patrick's Rock and St.John The Baptist for just €3 per person.
It is well worth a visit!