Ardagh Chalice

Top Ten Tour

The ‘Top Ten’ tour provides an introduction to the collections of the Museum and spans almost 8,000 years of Irish history from the Mesolithic period 7000 BC, to the Early Christian period, 8th century AD.

The objects chosen are a selection from the ground floor, Prehistoric Ireland exhibition and the Treasury-Celtic and Early Christian Ireland exhibition:

1. Fish-trap, Clowanstown, Co. Meath, 5300-4730 BC.

2. Macehead, passage tomb, Knowth, Co. Meath 3300 BC.

3. Dug-out canoe, Lurgan, Co. Galway, 2500 BC.  

4. Gold lunula, Rossmore Park, Co. Monaghan, c. 2000 BC

5. Gold torcs, Tara, Co. Meath 1000 BC.

6. Bronze shield, near Lough Gur, Co. Limerick. C.700 BC.

7. Carved stone head, Corleck, Co. Cavan, 200-100 BC.

8. Gold hoard, Broighter, Co. Derry, 100 BC.

9. The ‘Tara’ brooch, Bettystown, Co. Meath, 8th century AD.

10. The Ardagh chalice, Co. Limerick, 8th century AD.

Maximum is 30 per group.

Duration approx. 50 minutes. Wheelchair accessible.

Make a booking or enquiry using the group booking form.

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