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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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Miss Gwendoline Clare Stacpoole: An Unsung Heroine of Irish Archaeology

Miss Gwendoline Clare Stacpoole: An Unsung Heroine of Irish Archaeology

February 01, 2014

Celebrating the contribution to Irish archaeology as one of its unsung heroines, Miss Gwendoline Clare Stacpoole.

An Extinct Moa Bird from New Zealand

An Extinct Moa Bird from New Zealand

January 22, 2014

This fossil is an example of a very large flightless bird - Dinornis novaezealandiae - native to New Zealand. These birds became extinct about 600 years ago as a result of hunting by humans and changes in their habitat.

Diptych Sundial

Diptych Sundial

January 15, 2014

A diptych sundial from Co. Monaghan, dated 1839

The Dutchman’s Log Box

The Dutchman’s Log Box

January 08, 2014

Perpetual calendar and speed chart engraved on tobacco box, dated 1729.

Medieval Painted Glass from St Canice’s Cathedral, Co. Kilkenny

Medieval Painted Glass from St Canice’s Cathedral, Co. Kilkenny

January 01, 2014

A collection of painted and stained glass fragments has helped piece together the remains of a shattered history and a lost museum.

Jane Stephens, 1879-1959: Naturalist and Museum Worker

Jane Stephens, 1879-1959: Naturalist and Museum Worker

December 15, 2013

The remarkable career of Jane Stephens, one of Ireland’s pioneer female scientists.

Two Razors and Case

Two Razors and Case

December 08, 2013

A pair of identical cut throat razors with bone handles, made by the cutler and razor maker Joseph Bradford of Clonmel. The razors are reported to have been the possession of Hugh Hamill, who was involved in the 1798 Rebellion.

Two Tau Croziers: Coptic or Armenian?

Two Tau Croziers: Coptic or Armenian?

December 01, 2013

These two tau croziers are unique in the National Museum of Ireland’s collection and are recorded as being Coptic in origin. They were purchased by the museum in 1906 at auction at Sotheby’s in London. Both were transferred from the Art and Industry Division to the Irish Antiquities Division in 1948.

Eiseamail Z

Eiseamail Z

November 22, 2013

Specimens collected during the voyage of HMS Challenger, an expedition often considered the origin of modern oceanography.

Bianconi Pre-Rail Travel in Nineteenth Century Ireland

Bianconi Pre-Rail Travel in Nineteenth Century Ireland

November 15, 2013

Set of six prints depicting scenes of travel by Bianconi car in mid-19th century Ireland.

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