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Lecture on Gold Hoard found in Co. Roscommon.
1, Nov 2011 - 23:56

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Lecture on the Coggalbeg Gold Hoard. 

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Ms, Mary Cahill, Assistant Keeper, N,M,I,
Ms. Mary Cahill, Assistant Keeper Irish Antiquities,  National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, will present a lecture on the Coggalbeg Gold Hoard, at the Museum of Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, where the hoard is now on temporary display 
The lecture "Safe Secrets - An Early Bronze Age Detective Story from Strokestown" - takes place at Turlough Park, on Tuesday, November 8th at 3 pm. Booking advisable.


The hoard made news headlines two years ago when a safe containing the objects was stolen from a premises in Strokestown Co. Roscommon, and following intensive Garda investigations was ultimately found in a rubbish skip in Dublin. The hoard which consists of a gold lunula (a crescent-shaped collar), and two small gold discs dating to the Early Bronze Age c. 2300-1800 BC., is now in the safe keeping of the National Museum and it is an important addition to its large collection.

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The Coggalbeg Bronze Age Hoard on temporary display at the Museum of Country Life.



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