The collection contains rare and interesting works on topics ranging in scope from theology and apologetics to bardism and Norse mythology.
The St. Anthony's Rare Book Collection, numbering c. 280 items, formed part of the library of St. Anthony's Franciscan College which was acquired by UCG in 1992. The collection contains many rare and interesting works on topics ranging in scope from theology and apologetics to bardism and Norse mythology.
Devotional literature and theology are strongly represented in the collection, as are works on Irish and church history, and works by Luke Wadding (1588-1657).
c. 280 printed books
<p>The James Hardiman Library has legal ownership of this collection. James Hardiman Library does not hold copyright for the complete collection.</p>
<p>Accumulated by the Franciscan Order at St. Anthony's College in Newcastle, Galway.</p>
The St. Anthony's Library Collection was acquired by the Library in 1991 when the University College Galway purchased St. Anthony's College in Newcastle, Galway from the Franciscan Order.