What can one small object tell us about status and industry in prehistoric society?
A beautifully preserved fossil crinoid dating from the Silurian period, 443 to 416 million years ago.
A look at two simple tin objects made by Mickey Doherty in the 1950s, a well-known Donegal traveller and musician.
A richly illustrated deck of Italian Tarot cards, made in the 19th century.
A piece of sandstone from Scrabo, Co. Down, and the vanished world it represents.
A Possible Iron Age Anthropomorphic Stone Carving from Trabolgan, Co. Cork
The story of how a hoard of silver jewellery became associated with the “Tara” brooch is a curious one.
This apple snail was collected in Paraguay in the 19th century.
The nineteenth century clay pipe business of the McGuigan family of Broughderg, Co. Tyrone.
A small, inscribed brass ‘shooter’ was used to lock the type on the press used to print the Irish Proclamation of Independence.
A collection of unique and beautiful Irish beads from one of Ireland’s most prolific collectors.
The Fluted Giant Clam was once an abundant and essential resource for Pacific Islanders.
A patchwork quilt cover in a style known as “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” made by Evelyn M. Booth, a notable amateur botanist and naturalist.
This Corinthian helmet was beaten from a single sheet of bronze in ancient Greece.
Celebrating the contribution to Irish archaeology of one of its unsung heroines, Miss Gwendoline Clare Stacpoole.
Fossil of a very large, flightless bird, native to New Zealand and made extinct about 600 years ago.
A diptych sundial from Co. Monaghan, dated 1839
Perpetual calendar and speed chart engraved on tobacco box, dated 1729.
A collection of painted and stained glass fragments has helped piece together the remains of a shattered history and a lost museum.
Rebecca O’Neill traces the remarkable career of Jane Stephens, one of Ireland's pioneer female scientists.
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