I have came across some Latin and english manuscripts dating back to the early 1600.
I done some searching in realtion to finding out are they of any importance but didn't find to much.
Would anyone out there know who I could see or would these manuscripts be of a historical value?
Any replies would be much appreciated.
Under the National Monuments Act, any artefact discovered should be surrendered to the State through the National Museum of Ireland.
This has clearly belonged to my family for quite some time.
Would it fall under artefact meaning man made object; simple prehistoric tools or weapons? i don't know.
It would really depend on the national importance of the documents. Saying that they are very very old and possibly quite significant. Get them to the national museum, get them valued and get your tax credits
Tax relief is available in respect of the donation of important national heritage items to the Irish national collections. The relief consists of a tax credit equal to the value of the heritage item(s) donated which can be credited against particular tax liabilities incurred by the donor.
Any chance of some high res scans?
NATIONAL MONUMENTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1994
If it was found before 1994 then you are ok but still it is advisable to let the state (National Museum of Ireland) have a look at it. They can advise you on how best to look after it. They cannot take it from you provided it was found before 1994: