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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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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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Viking Age Utensils from Waterford city

This fantastically preserved collection of household utensils was discovered during archaeological excavations in Waterford city. It includes two wooden spoons,…

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An Unusual Medieval Grave Marker from Clonmacnoise

A rotary quern stone (hand-mill) for grinding grain which was reused as a grave marker at Clonmacnoise during early medieval…

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A Traditional Irish Woven Straw Hen’s Nest

Woven out of plaited straw, this hen’s nest represents an object that was once commonly seen on Irish farms. Typically…

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A 12th century dog collar from Waterford city

This rare 12th century dog collar was found by archaeologists working in Waterford city. Fashioned out of bronze, it originally…

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Some Early Medieval Grave Slabs at Clonmacnoise

  Founded by St. Ciarán in the 6th century AD, Clonmacnoise is one of Ireland’s most famous early monasteries. Its high…

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Ornate Irish-type Mount Discovered in Denmark

A beautiful early medieval mount, of insular type, has been discovered in Denmark. Fashioned out of gilt bronze and measuring…

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An Early Medieval Shoe from Co. Westmeath

This early medieval shoe was discovered in the 1950s by turf-cutters working at Coolatoor bog in County Westmeath. Fashioned from…