Found in the historic town of Cashel, County Tipperary, the Bolton Library contains a unique collection of antiquarian books and is the finest collection outside of Dublin. The books were collected by Archbishop Theophilis Bolton, Archbishop of Cashel from 1730 to 1744. The library is now housed in the Chapter House situated in the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St Patrick's Rock and St John the Baptist in John Street.
The collection contains a wide range of subjects and includes a 12th-century manuscript, the Nuremnberg Chronicle, and works by Dante, Swift, Calvin, Erasmus and Machiavelli. Also on display are maps and church silver.
Organised tours may be available by prior arrangement.