The exciting story of the Tullydonnell Hoard of Donegal will be told at a special historical evening in Donegal County Museum next week.
The Tullydonnell Hoard is the name given to four gold rings discovered in a field in Tullydonnell Lower near Raphoe in 2018.
The discovery, weighing just over 4KG in total, was one of the heaviest prehistoric gold objects ever found in Ireland.
The objects were hailed as a significant find as they contributed to historians’ understanding of Irish and International Bronze Age gold. They were found in perfect condition and expert analysis dates the rings to approximately 1200BC and 800BC.
The rings are currently on display at National Museum of Ireland, but next week will see the story of the Tullydonnell Hoard being retold in Donegal with the help of Assistant Keeper Matt Seaver. The rings will soon return home to the Donegal County Museum, although a date has not yet been set.
Everyone is welcome to the talk on Tuesday 12 November at 8pm which will hear how the rings were found and explore their importance in explaining elements of Donegal’s rich and varied history.
Admission free, booking to Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
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