Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The archeology museum

Today I moved to another hotel, so that took some time.  Then I headed to the archeology museum.

When  I saw some of these I thought, are they beads or spindle whorls.

I thought this little boat was really cute.

There were a lot of stone artifacts.

These were used to close a cloak for men and women.  They looked pretty deadly though.

These looked like torq's but there were small and used like a bracelet.

These were more the size I had expected to see.

I couldn't get a good picture of this dress.  It was found in a bog. The shirt is almost one piece but the skirt had some huge number of panels sewn together .  The fabric looked like a twill.  I took other pics of some of the textiles but they seem to have disappeared. I hate when that happens.

I,liked these tiles I saw too.  I think I could carve a stamp with the pattern..

My new cousin Mae came up to Dublin and took me out to dinner, wasn't that sweet of her.  We had a nice time talking about our ancestors.  It's great to have this new connection.

While we were eating we were treated to a performance by a couple of Irish Dancers,that was pretty awesome. I asked Mae if she learned that when she was a kid, she said she had but she was never that good.

What a fun day. Tomorrow I am venturing up to Northern Ireland. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are having a fabulous time. Have you been to any pubs? Always a blast. Also loved the farm country, castles, holy wells, tall crosses, while in Northern Ireland see if you can get to Giants causeway. xx


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