St. Anthony's Rare Book Collection

National University of Ireland Galway | St. Anthony's Rare Book Collection

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.

Strengths

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).

Physical characteristics

c. 280 printed books

Description or Catalogue

Created

1497
1954

Collected

0
1992

Coverage

1497
1954
Custodial History

<p>Accumulated by the Franciscan Order at St. Anthony's College in Newcastle, Galway.</p>

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Closed

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.

Added by NUI Galway | Last updated on: 08 February 2018