#OTD in 1980 – The Derrynaflan Chalice and other ancient silver and bronze pre-Christian antiquities are discovered in Co Tipperary.

The Derrynaflan Chalice is part of a hoard of altar vessels found in 1980 on a monastic site at Derrynaflan, a small island of mineral soil in Killeens bog in Tipperary. An excavation undertaken by staff of the National Museum recovered some missing components of the decorated objects, such as gold filigree panels, die-stamped mounts and […]

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The Leabhar na hAiséirghe | Book of Resurrection

The Leabhar na hAiséirghe, or Book of Resurrection, is an unfinished Celtic Revival manuscript intended to be a memorial for those who died in the Irish struggle for independence, specifically the Easter Rising of 1916. It was the work of Irish artist Art O’Murnaghan (1875-1953). O’Murnaghan worked on the manuscript from the early 1920s until […]

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#OTD in 1980 – The Derrynaflan Chalice and other ancient silver and bronze pre-Christian antiquities are discovered in Derrnaflan Island, Co Tipperary.

The Derrynaflan Chalice is part of a hoard of altar vessels found in 1980 on a monastic site at Derrynaflan, a small island of mineral soil in Killeens bog in Tipperary. An excavation undertaken by staff of the National Museum recovered some missing components of the decorated objects, such as gold filigree panels, die-stamped mounts and […]

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The Leabhar na hAiséirghe (Book of Resurrection)

The Leabhar na hAiséirghe, or Book of Resurrection, is an unfinished Celtic Revival manuscript intended to be a memorial for those who died in the Irish struggle for independence, specifically the Easter Rising of 1916. It was the work of Irish artist Art O’Murnaghan (1875-1953). O’Murnaghan worked on the manuscript from the early 1920s until […]

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The Leabhar na hAiséirghe (Book of Resurrection)

The Leabhar na hAiséirghe, or Book of Resurrection, is an unfinished Celtic Revival manuscript intended to be a memorial for those who died in the Irish struggle for independence, specifically the Easter Rising of 1916. It was the work of Irish artist Art O’Murnaghan (1875-1953). O’Murnaghan worked on the manuscript from the early 1920s until […]

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The Leabhar na hAiséirghe (Book of Resurrection)

The Leabhar na hAiséirghe, or Book of Resurrection, is an unfinished Celtic Revival manuscript intended to be a memorial for those who died in the Irish struggle for independence, specifically the Easter Rising of 1916. It was the work of Irish artist Art O’Murnaghan (1875-1953). O’Murnaghan worked on the manuscript from the early 1920s until […]

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2006 – 1916 Proclamation donated to National Museum.

An original copy of the Proclamation of Independence picked up in O’Connell Street in 1916 has been donated to the National Museum of Ireland. The family of Joseph McCrossan, who worked for many years as librarian in the Oireachtas, handed over the document. “The Proclamation was picked up on O’Connell Street in 1916 by Mary […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 8th March:

1574 – Captain William Martin lays siege to Grace O’Malley in Rockfleet castle. 1594 – English expedition sets out from Galway to kill pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. 1700 (?) – Year is uncertain, but it is on this date that Anne Bonny, née Cormac, pirate, is born in Co. Cork. 1702 – William III dies […]

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