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Bronze Age Gold: Treasures from the National Museum of Ireland

A selection of some of the wonderful Bronze Age treasures which are are currently on display at the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin.

Bronze Age Gold Collar, Co. Clare

 1. A Late Bronze Age gold collar from Gleninsheen, Co. Clare, it dates from c. 900-700 BC 

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2. An Early Bronze Age gold lunula from Ross, Co. Westmeath, it dates from c. 2000 BC 

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3. The remains of a Late Bronze Age gold necklace from Tumna, Co. Roscommon, it dates from c. 900-700 BC 

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 4. Three Bronze Age gold bracelets 

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5. Late Bronze Age gold bracelets from Cooga Lower, Co. Limerick, they date from c. 900-700 BC 

Bronze Age gold lunula

6.  An Early Bronze Age gold lunula from Co. Tyrone, it dates from c. 2000 BC 

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7. A Middle Bronze Age gold torc, it dates from c. 12000-1000 BC 

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 8. A Late Bronze Age hoard containing an amber necklace, a gold dress fastener and two bronze rings from Meenwaun, Co. Offaly, c. 900-700 BC

Bronze Age gold bracelets Ireland

9. A Late Bronze Age hoard containing four bracelets and a ‘dress fastener’ from New Ross, Co. Wexford, c. 900-700 BC

Bronze Age dress fastner

 10. Late Bronze Age gold ‘dress fastener’ from Clones, Co. Monaghan, it dates from c. 900-700 BC 

Bronze Age gold dress fastner, Ireland

11. Late Bronze Age gold ‘dress fastener’ from Castlekelly, Co. Galway, it dates from c. 900 -700 BC 

Bronze Age gold bracelets

12. Late Bronze Age gold bracelets from Limerick and Armagh, they date from c. 900-700 BC 

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13. An Early Bronze Age gold lunula from Killarney, Co. Kerry, it dates from c. 2000 BC

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14. A Middle Bronze Age gold torc from Ballina, Co. Mayo, it dates from c. 1200-1000 BC 

DSC_015115. Three Late Bronze Age gold bracelets from Cashel, Co. Tipperary, they date from c. 900-700 BC
 
 

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3 Responses to Bronze Age Gold: Treasures from the National Museum of Ireland

  1. Mary A Briggs November 24, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    I am amazed. The craftsmanship achieved at such an early time is astounding!

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