Artefact Biography: A hoard of stone axes and a possible axe pendant from Runnacocka, County Roscommon
Held by the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, the original museum record for these artefacts, numbered 1998:5 – 8, reads: “Hoard of four polished stone axes found in the bog at Td. Runnacocka, Co. Roscommon”. The record documents a collection of four deliberately deposited small axeheads made from shale, sandstone and limestone, which are likely… Continue reading Artefact Biography: A hoard of stone axes and a possible axe pendant from Runnacocka, County Roscommon
On the date of the 109th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic, we remember the importance of the Titanic photographs taken by Fr. Frank Browne SJ. Fr. Francis (Frank) Browne was an Irish Jesuit priest who over his lifetime developed an incredible talent for photography, capturing images of Ireland and the world during… Continue reading Fr. Frank Browne SJ and his Titanic legacy
For St. Valentine’s Day, enjoy a suffragette themed ‘Vinegar Valentine’ postcard! Vinegar Valentines were a form of ‘comic’ or anti-Valentine, popular from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. Vinegar Valentines were designed to insult and mock the unfortunate recipients through blunt contemporary humour – on this postcard the sender has even continued the ‘vinegar’ sentiment with a… Continue reading A Vinegar Valentine for St. Valentine’s Day!
Heritage Week 2020
Happy New Year to all those starting back to work after their break! At the start of a new year, it’s always good to review the projects that were completed in the year before. In such a strange year as 2020, Scéal Heritage Consultancy was privileged to have the opportunity to work on an exciting range… Continue reading New Year, New Opportunities!
The original National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology register entry for this carved figural object reads – “Carving, in sea horse tooth, representing a Greenlander attacked by a bear. Height 2in. Presented with No. 2530″. A scene carved in ivory The object shows a male bear attacking a human figure from behind, locking his paws around… Continue reading Artefact Biography: A Carved Walrus Tooth Figure from the National Museum of Ireland
From Saturday 10th October, The Dock Arts Centre will broadcast a recorded interview with Scéal Heritage about our research into the mythology and archaeology of the 1931 Sheebeg Excavation in County Leitrim. During Christmas week in 1931, a local schoolteacher and a landowner began an amateur excavation of the prehistoric passage tomb on the hill… Continue reading Finding Fionn Mac Cumhail: The Mythology and Archaeology of the 1931 Sheebeg Excavation
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