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Documentation Discoveries

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


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A Canadian Pseudo-fossil

A Canadian Pseudo-fossil

November 20, 2014

This specimen was once thought to represent the earliest life on Earth.

Barrington’s bird collection

Barrington’s bird collection

November 20, 2014

This collection includes approximately 382 mounted birds and 926 study skins as well as 3000 legs and wings of birds involved in collisions with light stations around Ireland. 

Thomas and Joseph McEnroe – Two Brothers’ Experience of World War I

Thomas and Joseph McEnroe – Two Brothers’ Experience of World War I

November 11, 2014

This photograph album tells the story of Dublin brothers Thomas, a professional soldier in the British Army, and Joseph McEnroe, a volunteer who enlisted in 1916. Their combined service covered the war years from 1914 to 1919.

Bodhrán, c.1820

Bodhrán, c.1820

November 11, 2014

A nineteenth century example of an Irish musical instrument.

Great Bitterns in Ireland

Great Bitterns in Ireland

November 11, 2014

The bittern was a common bird in Ireland until the mid-19th century. It used to live here all year round but is a rare winter visitor nowadays.

Medieval Irish Mether

Medieval Irish Mether

July 23, 2014

A ceremonial drinking vessel with body and handles crafted from one piece of wood.

An Elephant Bird Egg from Madagascar

An Elephant Bird Egg from Madagascar

June 25, 2014

The elephant bird is an extinct species of large flightless bird, which once inhabited the island of Madagascar.

Flax Clove, c.1850

Flax Clove, c.1850

June 11, 2014

A 19th century Flax Clove, known in Irish as a Tlú Lín.

O’Carolan’s Harp

O’Carolan’s Harp

June 04, 2014

A late 17th Century harp, stated to have belonged to Turlough O’Carolan, the Irish Bard.

Late Neolithic Flint Daggers from Denmark

Late Neolithic Flint Daggers from Denmark

May 26, 2014

What can one small object tell us about status and industry in prehistoric society?

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