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National Museum of Ireland - Archeology

By damian, Monday, 5th January 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Museums, Family Fun, Free Stuff, See & do Dublin.

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street opened in 1890. When you think of Ireland, you don't necessarily think of gold necklaces, Roman armaments and Viking swords. But they're all here.

 

 

The museum features the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Europe including sundiscs and the crescentic gold collars called lunulae.

Exhibitions include the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in western Europe. Metalwork from the Celtic Iron Age and the Museum’s world-renowned collection of medieval ecclesiastical objects and jewellery. The collection includes 'The Treasury,' featuring outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard.

There is also a new exhibition introducing the recently-conserved 'Faddan More Psalter' in the context of the National Museum’s re-display of its world famous collection of masterpieces from Celtic and Early Christian Ireland.

'Kingship and Sacrifice Exhibition' features Iron Age bog bodies and related finds royal regalia, horse trappings, weapons, feasting utensils, boundary markers and votive deposits of butter known as bog butter.

Download pdf current list of events /_fileupload/COE_Q1_2015.pdf

Admission to the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is FREE. 

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