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A gold serpent pendant from Viking Age Denmark

This beautiful serpent pendant was recently discovered near Gørding in Denmark

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An unusual Ogham and Runic inscription from Killaloe, Co. Clare

This circa 11th century cross fragment from Killaloe, Co Clare is highly unusual as it contains two inscriptions, one written in Norse runes and the other in Irish ogham…..

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Traditional Irish Farming Tools: Drill/Drag Stones

These distinctive holed stones were once an important part of an Irish farmers tool kit.

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A Medieval Heart-Shaped Reliquary from Cork City

This heart-shaped lead casket containing an embalmed human heart was found in the medieval crypt in Cork……..

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Nan O’Toole: A Folk Medicine Practitioner from Galway

Nan O’Toole sold fish in Eglinton Street and was also known to have cures for many ailments….

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Gold ring brooch found near Dingle Co. Kerry

The National Museum of Ireland has announced that a medieval gold ring brooch acquired in 2016 is to be sent…

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Wayside funerary crosses, an ancient tradition from Kilmore, Co. Wexford

In the parish of Kilmore, in the very south of Co. Wexford, persists a peculiar funerary custom that may have…

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Evidence for prehistoric human dismemberment found at Carrowkeel

A new analysis of bones taken from a century-old excavation at Carrowkeel in County Sligo has revealed evidence of the…

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Decorated initials from a 9th century Irish manuscript

This wonderful collection of decorated initials is found on a 9th century Irish manuscript which now resides at the Abbey…

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The Fairy King’s advice on Trees. A poem from Early Ireland

This medieval Irish poem about trees is taken from a text known as Aidedh Ferghusa meic Léide (the Death of…