Find out about rare objects, exciting collections and unusual specimens discovered in the course of The Museum’s Inventory Project.
October 13, 2015
A curious pair of bronze boar figurines, which were first listed in the 1861 museum catalogue of the Royal Irish Academy.
September 29, 2015
The viviparous or common lizard is the only land reptile native to Ireland.
July 30, 2015
A small case of intrigue is opened when two unusual silver reliquaries are rediscovered.
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’.
July 01, 2015
GAA football rules as revised at Thurles, County Tipperary in January, 1888
June 19, 2015
A decorative antler point with potential origins in Viking Dublin
June 10, 2015
Pipefishes have this name because of their long and narrow snouts.
May 20, 2015
Decorated in the Marine Style and dating to circa 1450 BC.
May 06, 2015
A thorny devil - Moloch horridus - also known as horned dragon, mountain devil, thorny lizard, thorny devil or simply moloch.
April 08, 2015
The ‘My Home’ Book of Etiquette and Entertaining by Lady Troubridge, 1938