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Temporary Exhibitions
Safe Secrets: the Story of the Coggalbeg
By Bernie Byron
21, Oct 2011 - 08:32

This important hoard of Early Bronze Age gold was found in a bog at Coggalbeg, Co. Roscommon, in 1945. The lunula and discs were placed in a safe in Sheehan's pharmacy in the nearby town of Strokestown in 1947.

In March 2009 a break-in took place at the shop and the pharmacy safe was stolen. This lead to a massive investigation by An Garda Síochána which eventually led to the recovery of the gold in a rubbish skip in Dublin. This exhibition will run until Summer 2012.


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