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St. Conall Cael’s Bell returns to Co. Donegal

Exciting news from Donegal, where the County Museum have just announced that St. Conall Cael’s Bell is returning to the…

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Archaeologists discover evidence of prehistoric gold trade route between Britain and Ireland

Archaeologists at the University of Southampton have found evidence of an ancient gold trade route between south-west Britain and Ireland….

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Treasures from the Bog: An Iron Age Leather Arm-Ring from Co. Offaly

This distinctive leather arm-ring was found on an Iron Age bog body from Co. Offaly. It represents a very unusual…

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The Gleninsheen Gold Collar, a Bronze Age Treasure

Nearly three thousand years old, the Gleninsheen collar represents one of the great treasures of the Irish Bronze Age. Fashioned…

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Relic of the True Cross, Waterford City

This relic of the True Cross is associated with Christchurch Cathedral in Waterford city. It consists of a silver, double-armed…

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Split down the middle: parti-coloured clothes in 14th century Ireland

In the imaginative and engaging Charter Roll room of the Medieval Waterford Museum, I discovered something that I’d never seen before:…

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Beer Money: 13th century tokens from Winetavern Street, Dublin

These distinctive pewter tokens were found by Brendán O’Riordáin during his archaeological excavations at Winetavern Street in Dublin. As its name…

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The Domhnach Airgid, an Early Irish Book Shrine

The Domhnach Airgid (silver church) is an ornate shrine, fashioned out of silver and bronze that was intended to hold…

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Viking Age Ship Graffiti from Dublin

This piece of Viking Age ship graffiti was identified on a wooden plank that was recovered during an archaeological excavation…

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The Shrine of St. Lachtin’s Arm

Saint Lachtin’s Arm is an important religious relic that was associated with Donoughmore church in Co. Cork. Dating from circa…