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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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Tin Objects Made by Donegal Traveller and Musician

Tin Objects Made by Donegal Traveller and Musician

May 03, 2014

A look at two simple tin objects made by Mickey Doherty in the 1950s, a well-known Donegal traveller and musician.

A Deck of Italian Tarot Cards

A Deck of Italian Tarot Cards

April 15, 2014

A richly illustrated deck of Italian Tarot cards, made in the 19th century.

Impressions on Ancient Shore

Impressions on Ancient Shore

April 08, 2014

A piece of sandstone from Scrabo, Co. Down, and the vanished world it represents. 

A Face From The Past

A Face From The Past

April 01, 2014

A possible Iron Age anthropomorphic stone carving from Trabolgan, Co. Cork

A Silver Hoard and the Tara Brooch: The Discrepancy over their Findplace

A Silver Hoard and the Tara Brooch: The Discrepancy over their Findplace

March 29, 2014

The story of how a hoard of silver jewellery became associated with the “Tara” brooch is a curious one. 

An Apple Snail from Paraguay

An Apple Snail from Paraguay

March 22, 2014

This apple snail was collected in Paraguay in the 19th century.

Two Half Moulds for ’Derry’ Clay Pipe

Two Half Moulds for ’Derry’ Clay Pipe

March 15, 2014

The nineteenth century clay pipe business of the McGuigan family of Broughderg, Co. Tyrone.

Printing Press Shooter – Printing the Proclamation of Independence

Printing Press Shooter – Printing the Proclamation of Independence

March 08, 2014

This small brass ‘shooter’ was used to lock the type on the press used to print the Proclamation of Independence. It is inscribed C Brady”, one of the printers.

Glass Cable Beads from Co. Antrim

Glass Cable Beads from Co. Antrim

March 01, 2014

A collection of unique and beautiful Irish beads from one of Ireland’s most prolific collectors.

A Giant Clam from Singapore

A Giant Clam from Singapore

February 22, 2014

The Fluted Giant Clam - Tridacna squamosal - was once an abundant feature of the Indo-Pacific region and an essential resource for Pacific Islanders, but it was also historically revered as a ‘killer clam’. Sadly, today these clams have been reduced to cripplingly low numbers in the wild by human activity.

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