Home / Collections & Research / Documentation Discoveries

Documentation Discoveries

Find out about rare objects, exciting collections and unusual specimens discovered in the course of The Museum’s Inventory Project.


Displaying results 1-10 (of 102)
 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 
Cow Trammel

Cow Trammel

April 28, 2017

Used for restraining cows in byre, County Fermanagh.

 

Luristan Bronzes

Luristan Bronzes

March 15, 2017

Circa 9th century BC, found in modern day Iran.

A Ring Brooch with a Christmas tale

A Ring Brooch with a Christmas tale

January 03, 2017

There are more than a hundred ring brooches in the Museum’s archaeological collection but only one has the names of the Magi (wise men) inscribed on it.

La Tène Horse-Bit

La Tène Horse-Bit

December 12, 2016

From Streamstown, Co. Westmeath

Three legged skillet

Three legged skillet

November 09, 2016

Example of a nineteenth century metal skillet.

Inverted Swan Stamp... An Error that has become a Rarity

Inverted Swan Stamp... An Error that has become a Rarity

October 05, 2016

Very rare, 4 pence, first-issue Western Australian stamp known as the ‘inverted swan’, from the Duke of Leinster Collection.

A Collection of Fossils from Florissant, Colorado, USA

A Collection of Fossils from Florissant, Colorado, USA

September 07, 2016

An example of early twentieth century collecting practices.

Cleek used in Slaughter of Pigs

Cleek used in Slaughter of Pigs

August 24, 2016

Metal hook for moving pigs from sty to slaughter.

Lead-Bearing Minerals from Glendalough

Lead-Bearing Minerals from Glendalough

July 27, 2016

The First World War and the Wicklow lead mines.

Roman Samian Ware

Roman Samian Ware

June 29, 2016

From Lagore Crannog, Co. Meath.

Displaying results 1-10 (of 102)
 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10