This James II ‘Gunmoney’ half-crown represents an emergency coinage made from base metal in 17th century Ireland.
This tool was used in the past to extract teeth in the late medieval period.
This object was brought back from Fiji by Arthur Mahaffy and was catalogued in the course of documenting the Museum’s Ethnographical collections in 2004.
A collection of photographs show the life of Irish prisoners in an internment camp in 1921.
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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