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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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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?

A Fossil Crinoid: Dimerocrinus Decadactylus

A Fossil Crinoid: Dimerocrinus Decadactylus

May 21, 2014

A beautifully preserved fossil crinoid dating from the Silurian period, approximately 443 to 416 million years ago.

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. 

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