Posted by: All things nice.. | February 5, 2010

Ancient Brooch discovered in County Kerry Ireland

This week another small part of our archaeological heritage was discovered in Ballylongford County Kerry when a couple found a bronze brooch in the ashes in their solid fuel cooker. The ashes were from some turf from a nearlybog. Archaeologists believe the brooch would have been fastened to the cloak of a clergyman and was probably dropped on a forest road in north Kerry which eventually became bog land. The brooch is embossed with a cross and dates to the early Christian times in Kerry some 1,400 years ago. The brooch will go on display in Kerry County Museum in a few months time.

{Irish Times}

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  1. Fortunate find! Enjoyed the post.


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