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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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Liathróid Cailligh

Liathróid Cailligh

November 08, 2013

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.

Two Cranial Amulets from Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Two Cranial Amulets from Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

November 01, 2013

A submerged village near Onnens, Lake Neuchâtel reveals its secrets and offers a compelling insight into long-forgotten traditions of European Neolithic society.

Smerwick Harbour’s Black Ore

Smerwick Harbour’s Black Ore

October 22, 2013

An ancient rock, thought to be of great value, brought across the ocean from the New World over 400 years ago.

Set of Religious Postcards by Richard King

Set of Religious Postcards by Richard King

October 15, 2013

A set of postcards by artist Richard King depicting Saint Brendan, Saint Patrick, Saint Ita, Saint Fiacre, Saint Sennan, Saint Colmcille, Saint Brigid and Saint Laurence O’Toole.

An Australian Dugong

An Australian Dugong

October 08, 2013

A large marine mammal from Queensland donated to the Museum in 1890.

Bronze Age Ribbed Bowl

Bronze Age Ribbed Bowl

October 01, 2013

This Bronze Age ribbed bowl was used in a cremation burial. The story of how it came to be in the Museum is an unusual one.

Nuu-chah-nulth Whaling Hat

Nuu-chah-nulth Whaling Hat

September 22, 2013

Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) whaling hat, probably brought back from Captain Cook's third voyage.

Rule Book for the Rural Postman, 1921

Rule Book for the Rural Postman, 1921

September 15, 2013

A pre-Irish Free State rule book for rural postmen issued in 1921 and amended and used until the 1950s. 

A Roman Figurine from the Boyne Valley

A Roman Figurine from the Boyne Valley

September 08, 2013

A small Roman copper alloy figure was found in the River Boyne, Co. Meath.

Relics of the Irish Whaling Industry

Relics of the Irish Whaling Industry

September 01, 2013

In the course of the Inventory Project five samples of whale products from Irish whaling vessels were catalogued.

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