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 11-20 (of 91)
 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 
A Sponge from South Africa

A Sponge from South Africa

November 16, 2015

This specimen of a sponge, Isodictya multiformis (Stephens, 1915), was collected by the Scottish National Antarctic expedition lead by Dr W.S. Bruce off the coast of South Africa in 1904.

Roman Coin of Philip the Arab

Roman Coin of Philip the Arab

November 13, 2015

Circa AD 245-247, found in Co. Cork

A snake from west Africa

A snake from west Africa

October 13, 2015

This rhinoceros viper specimen (scientific name: Bitis nasicornis) was donated by Roger Casement to the National Museum of Ireland. 

Brazen Beasts – A Pair of Bronze Boar Figurines of Uncertain Origins

Brazen Beasts – A Pair of Bronze Boar Figurines of Uncertain Origins

October 13, 2015

A curious pair of bronze boar figurines, which were first listed in the 1861 museum catalogue of the Royal Irish Academy.

Three Young Lizards from Cappagh, Co. Waterford

Three Young Lizards from Cappagh, Co. Waterford

September 29, 2015

The viviparous or common lizard is the only land reptile native to Ireland.

A Pair of Silver Reliquaries from the Dawson Collection

A Pair of Silver Reliquaries from the Dawson Collection

July 30, 2015

A small case of intrigue is opened when two unusual silver reliquaries are rediscovered.

Thylacine: An extinct marsupial from Tasmania

Thylacine: An extinct marsupial from Tasmania

July 08, 2015

The thylacine is an extinct species of marsupial mammal, formerly found in mainland Australia and later confined to Tasmania. It is commonly known as the ‘Tasmanian tiger’ or ‘Tasmanian wolf’.

Gaelic Athletic Association Football Rules Book 1888

Gaelic Athletic Association Football Rules Book 1888

July 01, 2015

GAA football rules as revised at Thurles, County Tipperary in January, 1888

An Interesting Point

An Interesting Point

June 19, 2015

A decorative antler point with potential origins in Viking Dublin

A pipefish from North Bull Island

A pipefish from North Bull Island

June 10, 2015

Pipefishes have this name because of their long and narrow snouts.

Displaying results 11-20 (of 91)
 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10