National Museum of Ireland Archaeology, Dublin Photos

The Irish National Museum of Archaeology displays finds and treasures from the Megalithic, Bronze-age, Viking, and early to Medieval Christian eras of Ireland. This 1890s building by Thomas Newenham Deane & Thomas Manly Deane sits within a cluster of National Museums around Leinster House, the current location of the Irish parliament.

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National Museum of Ireland Archaeology entrance gate. Dublin, Ireland.Rotunda entrance building of National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Dome over entrance hall at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Entrance hall architecture at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
National Museum of Ireland Archaeology entrance gate. Dublin, Ireland.Rotunda entrance building (1890) (Kildare St.) of National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland. Architect: Thomas Newenham Deane & Thomas Manly Deane.Dome over entrance hall at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Entrance hall architecture at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Entrance hall mosaic floor for star sign of lion at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Entrance hall mosaic floor for star sign of crab at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Vaulted ceiling space of National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Detail of cast iron ceiling ribs at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Entrance hall mosaic floor for star sign of lion at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Entrance hall mosaic floor for star sign of crab at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Vaulted ceiling space of National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Detail of cast iron ceiling ribs at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Display space at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Cast iron cherubs support columns at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Tile crest over doorway at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Small passage tomb reconstructed from stones found at several Irish sites at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Display space at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Cast iron cherubs support columns at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Tile crest over doorway at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Small passage tomb (3400-2800 BCE) reconstructed from stones found at several Irish sites at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Megalithic decorated vessels of stone from tomb in Knowth & pottery from settlement in Bracklin at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Ceramic finds from Mound of Hostages passage tomb on Hill of Tara at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Carved stone found on Hill of Tara at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Ceramic finds from Hill of Tara at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Megalithic decorated vessels (3300-2800 BCE) of stone from tomb in Knowth & pottery from settlement in Bracklin at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Ceramic finds from Mound of Hostages (c3000 BCE) passage tomb on Hill of Tara at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Carved stone found on Hill of Tara at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Ceramic finds from Hill of Tara at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Megalithic decorated stone from Loughcrew at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Dugout canoe from Addergoole Bog at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Dugout canoe from Addergoole Bog at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Decorated stone spike from passage tomb in Knowth at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Megalithic decorated stone (2500-1700 BCE) from Loughcrew at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Dugout canoe (2500 BCE) from Addergoole Bog at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Dugout canoe (2500 BCE) from Addergoole Bog at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Decorated stone spike (3000-2000 BCE) from passage tomb in Knowth at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Ceramic beaker vessel from settlement in Lough Gur at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Decorated stone from Kilwarden at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Two-piece mould to cast bronze dirks from Inchnagree at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Metal rapiers from various Irish sites at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Ceramic beaker vessel (2500-2200 BCE) from settlement in Lough Gur at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Decorated stone (2500-1700 BCE) from Kilwarden at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Two-piece mould to cast bronze dirks (1700-1300 BCE) from Inchnagree at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Metal rapiers (1400-900 BCE) from various Irish sites at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Bronze end-blown horns from various Irish sites at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Wooden block-wheel from Doogarymore at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold earrings, disks & lunula from several Irish sites at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Hoard of bronze axeheads, rings, ornaments & gold-foil covered sunflower pins from Ballytegan at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Bronze end-blown horns (900-500 BCE) from various Irish sites at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Wooden block-wheel (400 BCE) from Doogarymore at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold earrings, disks & lunula (2200-1800 BCE) from several Irish sites at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Hoard of bronze axeheads, rings, ornaments & gold-foil covered sunflower pins (c800-700 BCE) from Ballytegan at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Hoard of bronze axeheads, gold dress fasteners, bronze bracelet & amber beads from Mountrivers at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Hoard of gold dress fasteners & bracelets from New Ross at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold dress fasteners at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold collars at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Hoard of bronze axeheads, gold dress fasteners, bronze bracelet & amber beads (c800-700 BCE) from Mountrivers at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Hoard of gold dress fasteners (circular ends) & bracelets (conical ends) (c800-700 BCE) from New Ross at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold dress fasteners (c800-700 BCE) at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold collars (c800-700 BCE) at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Gold disk perhaps from collar from Armagh at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold disk from ear-spool from Enniscorthy at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold ribbon torc from Belfast at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold boat model from Derry at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Gold disk perhaps from collar (c800-700 BCE) from Armagh at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold disk from ear-spool (c800-700 BCE) from Enniscorthy at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold ribbon torc (3rdC BCE - 3rdC CE) from Belfast at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gold boat model (1stC BCE) from Derry at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Gold torus from Derry at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Large bronze disk from Monasterevin at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Roman inscribed metalwork used as votive offering from Newgrange at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Bronze crucifixion plaque from Roscommon at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Gold torus (1stC BCE) from Derry at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Large bronze disk (2ndC CE) from Monasterevin at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Roman inscribed metalwork used as votive offering (2nd-4thC CE) from Newgrange at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Bronze crucifixion plaque (8thC) from Roscommon at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Gilded silver chalice from Reerasta, Limerick at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gilded silver chalice from Derrynaflan, Tipperary at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Cross of Cong from Mayo at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Copper alloy wine ladle at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Gilded silver chalice (8thC) from Reerasta, Limerick at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Gilded silver chalice (9thC) from Derrynaflan, Tipperary at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Cross of Cong (12thC) from Mayo at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Copper alloy wine ladle (8th-9thC) at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Copper alloy crucifixion plaque possibly from Killaloe at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Replica of St Manchan's Shrine original from Lemanaghan at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Viking iron swords found in Dublin burials at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Silver Irish annular brooches at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Copper alloy crucifixion plaque (11thC) possibly from Killaloe at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Replica of St Manchan's Shrine (12thC) original from Lemanaghan at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Viking iron swords found in Dublin burials (841 onward) at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Silver Irish annular brooches (8th-9thC) at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Silver Irish penannular brooch at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Silver Irish brooches - penannular from Kilkenny & annular from Tipperary at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Silver Irish annular brooches - from Kilkenny & from Cavan at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Silver Irish annular brooch from Limerick at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Silver Irish penannular brooch (8th-9thC) at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Silver Irish brooches - penannular (late 9th-early 10thC) from Kilkenny & annular (9thC) from Tipperary at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Silver Irish annular brooches - (9thC) from Kilkenny & (late 8th-early 9thC) from Cavan at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Silver Irish annular brooch (8th-9thC) from Limerick at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Silver Irish brooch - penannular from Kildare at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Medieval wool felt hat found meters deep in bog of Donegal at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Model of Fishamble St. section of Viking Dublin at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Figure of a bishop from St Patrick's cathedral, Dublin at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Silver Irish brooch - penannular (9th-10thC) from Kildare at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Medieval wool felt hat found meters deep in bog of Donegal at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Model of Fishamble St. section of Viking Dublin at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Figure of a bishop (15thC) from St Patrick's cathedral, Dublin at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Irish ceramics collection at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.


Irish ceramics (12th-16thC) collection at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.



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