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Ireland’s Oldest Cannon?

In 1497, Waterford city was besieged by an army led by Perkin Warbek, a Flemish noble with aspirations to the English crown. Warbek had proclaimed himself the rightful king of England and then proceeded on a number of a disastrous military campaigns against Henry VII. These involved battles in England, as well as Ireland, where […]

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The Lismore Drinking-Horn Mount

This unusual and fantastical beast was discovered in Lismore, Co. Waterford during the 19th century. Fashioned out of bronze, it originally adorned the pointed end of a great drinking-horn. It probably dates from the 7th or 8th centuries AD and appears to depict a stylised bird.  The mount measures approximately 9 cm in length and […]

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