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Documentation Discoveries

Find out about rare objects, exciting collections and unusual specimens discovered in the course of The Museum’s Inventory Project.


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A Pair of Egyptian Jars from a Ringfort at Lucan, Co. Dublin

A Pair of Egyptian Jars from a Ringfort at Lucan, Co. Dublin

June 19, 2013

Could two c. 2,500 year old Egyptian alabastra have been found in an Iron Age ringfort?

A Saltwater Crocodile

A Saltwater Crocodile

June 12, 2013

Skull of a great meat-eater from the distant East Indies.

Trade Union Banners of the Regular Operative Slaters of Dublin

Trade Union Banners of the Regular Operative Slaters of Dublin

June 05, 2013

The history of the Regular Operative Slaters of Dublin and its ornate banners.

17th Century Gunmoney Half-Crown Coin

17th Century Gunmoney Half-Crown Coin

May 29, 2013

"Gunmoney" half-crown from May, 1690. This was an emergency coinage issued by James II during the Williamite-Jacobite War.

A Secret Photograph from Rath Internment Camp

A Secret Photograph from Rath Internment Camp

May 22, 2013

A collection of photographs shows the life of Irish War of Independence prisoners in an internment camp in 1921.

Cannibal’s Fork from Fiji

Cannibal’s Fork from Fiji

May 15, 2013

Cannibal's fork - or 'iculanibokoloa' - presented to Arthur Mahaffy by the grandson of the last King of Fiji.

Medieval Iron Dental Tool

Medieval Iron Dental Tool

May 08, 2013

An iron dental tool used to extract teeth, known as a "pelican" due to its resemblance to a pelican's beak.

Spotted Hyena Skull

Spotted Hyena Skull

May 01, 2013

Fossil skull of a spotted hyena from an Irish cave.

A Three Legged Tuam Chair

A Three Legged Tuam Chair

April 24, 2013

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.

Birch Rod

Birch Rod

April 17, 2013

A 19th century birch rod used in prisons to discipline male prisoners has been documented in the Irish Folklife collections.

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