Joly, Jaspar Robert (1819-1892)


Jaspar Robert Joly was born at Hollywood House near Brackagh, Clonbullogue, Co Offaly on 26 May 1819. He entered Trinity College at the age of thirteen, received his BA degree in 1837, his MA in 1840, and LLB and LLD in 1857. He was called to the Bar but never practised; he was also appointed Vicar-General of the Diocese of Tuam. From his childhood he was a great lover of books; he commenced to collect at an early age and continued throughout his life.

Private collector