The History of Us

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Stolen Irish Treasure: The Coggalbeg Hoard

The journey these valuables have taken to get into our museum is utterly remarkable. This story begins in March 1945 when a Roscommon farmer, Mr Hubert Lannon, was cutting turf

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The Brazen Head Pub – A Secret History

It is the oldest tavern in Ireland and maybe even the oldest Europe. Here’s what you need to know about it. The Brazen Head on Dublin’s Bridge Street is a

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The Limbless Landlord

Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh was a fascinating figure in Irish history. He was a 19th century Landlord who was born with no legs or arms, but this didn’t hold him back.

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The Death of an Elephant in Dublin in 1681

It is mind-boggling to think that an elephant lived in Dublin over 330 years ago. As you can imagine, it was probably a tortured soul. Colm Moriarty tells us how