When recently taking my parents to Ireland my intention was to take them to the National Archaeology Museum of Ireland on our first day in Dublin, Ireland. We ran out of time and ended up going on our last day. I think this was an auspicious turning of events because we were able to view artifacts of many of the places we had seen during the prior two weeks motoring through the Isle.
The Archaeology museum houses relics from many of the castles, monasteries, carved stones from burial mounds, etc throughout the Isles. Highlights for us were the display of Celtic Gold dug up from hundreds of years of exploration through Ireland.
The Museum has a wonderful Bog Man display showing multiple bog people along with their stories, location, circumstances of their exhumation, and more. It has a large medieval Viking display honoring Dublin’s long “connection” with the Vikings. There is a small Egyptian Collection. The treasury houses the Cross of Cong and the The Faddan More Psalter, a book of Psalms recovered from a bog which was written around AD 800! Prehistoric Ireland is on display as well as sacrifice and Kingship.
Plan at least three hours to explore this FREE museum and be sure to stop for a cup of coffee at their lovely café. And did I mention it was Free?
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