Joanne Hamilton tells the story behind a pair of identical bone-handled cut throat razors, made in Clonmel and reportedly the possession of Hugh Hamill, a 1798 rebel.
Sharon Weadick examines two tau croziers, unique in the National Museum’s collection and recorded as Coptic in origin.
Sylviane Vaucheret introduces specimens collected during the voyage of HMS Challenger, an expedition often considered the origin of modern oceanography.
Set of six prints depicting scenes of travel by Bianconi car in mid-19th century Ireland
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.
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.
A pre-Irish Free State rule book for rural postmen issued in 1921 and amended and used until the 1950s.
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.
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