Category: Archaeology blogs
Medieval Ceramic Lamps from Co. Wexford
County Wexford contains an unusual concentration of domestically produced, medieval ceramic lamps, an artefact type which is largely absent from the rest of the country.
Some Irish Names for Wild Animals
A selection of some of the beautifully descriptive words for wild animals which are found in the Irish language
Irish Names for Wild Birds
The Irish language as some wonderfully descriptive words for wild birds and here is a selection of some of them.
A gold serpent pendant from Viking Age Denmark
This beautiful serpent pendant was recently discovered near Gørding in Denmark
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…..
Traditional Irish Farming Tools: Drill/Drag Stones
These distinctive holed stones were once an important part of an Irish farmers tool kit.
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……..
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….
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…
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…