A brightly coloured glass sphere, of the type often hung in the windows of homes in England in the 18th Century to ward off evil spirits and witches.
A submerged village near Onnens, Lake Neuchâtel reveals its secrets and offers a compelling insight into long-forgotten traditions of European Neolithic society.
An ancient rock, thought to be of great value, brought across the ocean from the New World over 400 years ago…
A set of nine postcards by Mayo born artist Richard King, depicting various Irish Saints published by The Capuchin Annual in the 1940’s.
A large marine mammal from Queensland donated to the Museum in 1890
The Bronze Age vessel that came in from the cold.
A pre-Irish Free State rule book for rural postmen issued in 1921 and amended and used until the 1950s.
This object is believed to have been brought back from Captain Cook’s third voyage, in 1776 - 1780, by Captain James King, and was catalogued in the course of documenting the Museum’s Ethnographical collections in 2004.
The curious case of the little Roman figurine found in the River Boyne.
Specimens from three Irish factory ships collected during the Antarctic whaling boom
A sampler made by Elenor Hickey aged 14, dating to 1838 with a macabre rhyme embroidered onto it.
Arthur Griffith’s statement told the world that the war between Ireland and Britain was at an end.
T. M. Ray (1801 – 1881) was active in the 19th century Irish nationalist movement and also left his mark on the collections of the National Museum.
In the course of the Inventory Project a starfish from a Norwegian fjord was catalogued.
A nineteenth century foundry cast bell from Sheridan’s Foundry, Dublin.
A late Renaissance wrought iron Sienese dragon in the National Museum of Ireland.
This Japanese wood-block print by Katsushika Hokusai entitled: The Suspension Bridge on the border of Hida and Etchu Provinces (NMIDB:1933.84) is one of eleven prints from the landscape series Views of Famous Bridges in Various Providences (1827 – 1830).
King Edward VII gave this animal to Dublin Zoo.
This subspecies of lion is now on the brink of extinction.
The inventory team documented a pair of season tickets to The Cork International Exhibition which was held in 1902, attracting exhibits from all over the world and almost 2 million visitors.
Unexpected discovery of Late Roman amphora sherds amongst the excavated material in the crypt of the National Museum.
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