This tool was used in the past to extract teeth in the late medieval period.
A skull was excavated in Castlepook Cave, near Doneraile, Co. Cork, the only place in Ireland where remains of spotted hyena have been found to this day.
An interesting example of a three-legged Irish chair (the ‘Tuam chair’), common in Connaught over 100 years ago, was catalogued in the Irish Folklife Division.
A loggerhead turtle (one of the largest hard-shelled turtle species in the world) specimen discovered in Donegal in the 19th century.
A 19th century birch rod used in prisons to discipline male prisoners has been documented in the Irish Folklife collections.
A strap tag made of bronze was discovered in Wexford that generated interest as it was inscribed, not in English or Irish, as one might expect, but in Old French.
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