An online Gallery for the Glendalough: Power, Prayer & Pilgrimage exhibition.
Objects which have never been exhibited before celebrate this special place. Researching these objects brings rich insights into the lives of both the humble and powerful who travelled as pilgrims or who lived at Glendalough. Some of these objects were chance discoveries while others came from carefully planned archaeological investigations. From a tenth century woman’s leather shoe lost in a Glendalough bog to the decorated pin of an eleventh century bishop praying on the windswept mountainside these objects and their stories are carefully cared for at the National Museum of Ireland.
19th century plastercast of a stone
Original 12th century AD
Belleek teapot decorated with scenes of Glendalough
Late 11th – early 12th century AD
Bronze-coated iron hand-bell
8th – 9th century AD
Ceramic vessels manufactured by Carrigaline Pottery
14th century AD
Concrete cast of cross-inscribed boulder
Original 8th to 12th century AD
12th – 13th century AD
Copper-alloy ringed pin with interlace decoration
11th century AD
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