Riches of Clare Exhibition - Earth

...to collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.



Atmosphere Shot of the Earth Section

The close links between earth, the seasons and agriculture with their influence on the development of the landscape over the centuries is explored. Geology and early farming is examined in the first section of the exhibition, with excavated material from Roughan Hill. The exhibition continues with a display of later farming and other implements near a reconstructed hearth scene. The hearth was the centre of storytelling and a Clare folktale can be heard in this section.

 

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Flourite, 2000.18


Galena, 2000.19


Chalcopyrite, 2000.20

Calcite, 2000.21
  Brachiopod, 2000.230
Pot Oven 2000.278
Limestone (Packed), 2000.231-233
Moher Flagstone, 2000.234
  Coral, 2000.26
Coral Colony, 2000.227
Slate Spearhead 1945:152
Ground Stone Axe 1942:1596
  Perforated Mace Head 1966:149
Polished Stone Axe 1933:1261
Polished Stone Axe 1958:110
Polished Stone Axe 1946:344
  Polished Stone Axe 1958:111
Polished Stone Axe 1958:1597
Polished Stone Axe 1947:31
Hollow Based Flint Arrowhead 1930:227
  Hollow Based Flint Arrowhead 1961:162
Stone Axehead 1942:1595
Perforated Mace Head 1962:61
Polished Stone Axehead 1959:685
  Stone Axehead 1954:25
Pottery Sherd E25:04
Bone Point E25:01
Hollow Flint Scraper E25:05
  Saddle Quern E4:113
Rubbing Stone 1937:2775
Flat Copper Axehead P1949:6
Decorated Bronze Axehead 1974:32
  Battle Axe 1930:215
Stone Arrowhead 1974:87
Stone Arrowhead 1967:240
Stone Arrowhead 1974:73
  Stone Arrowhead 1931:346
Bronze Dagger 1967:106
Pelvis Bone E351:unreg
Saddle Back Quern Stone 2000.309
  Hayknife 2001.169
Penny 1965 (2001.27), Three Pence 1966 (2001.28), Halfpenny 1964 (2001.26)
Linen Towel 2000.107
Clay Pipe 2000.37
  Letter from Michael Davitt 2000.183
Shoemakers Last 2000.249
Coal Scuttle 2001.170, Milk Jug 2001.172, Milk Can 2001.174, Mug 2001.175 and Candle Holder 2001.173
Terry Alts Sword 2001.150
  Ennis Tokens 2000.163-164
Sugar Tongs 2000.73
Stalactite, 2000.22
Milk Pail 2000.302
  Bone Pin Fragment, E351:10
Polished Stone Axe, E351:11
Bone Pendant, E351:24
Stone Disc Bead, E351:23
  Stone Disc Bead, E351:49
Arrowhead, E351:29
Concave Chert Scraper, E351:36
Chert Scraper, E351:37
  Chert Scraper, E351:45
Pottery Sherd, 98E0230:19a
Pottery Sherd, 98E0230:19b
Pottery Sherd, 98E0230:22a
  Convex Scraper, 98E0230:54
Arrowhead, 98E0230:11
Arrowhead, 98E0230:31
Chert Blade, 98E0230:48
  Arrowhead, E351:8
Arrowhead, 351:28
Quartz Crystal, E351:13
Quartz Crystal, E351:41
  Sheep Shears, E4:64
Convex Scrapers, Ref: 95E61 25, 27, 31, 46, 145, 161, 163, 197, 200, 204-5, 212, 242, 245-6, 248, 256-8, 262, 264, 270-1, 307-8, 325-6, 336, 411
Grinder, 98E230:800
Grinder/Pounder, 95E61:158
  Grinder/Pounder, 95E61:159
Food Vessel Pot Sherds, 95E230:841-845
Blades, 95E61:318, 333, 396
Arrowhead, 95E61:156
  Arrowhead, 95E61:157
Drill/Punch, 95E61:422
Pebble with one face ground flat, 95E61:352
Grinder/Pounder, 95E61:162
  Utilised Flakes, 95E61:154, 203, 216, 251, 341, 406
Fossil in Shale, 95E61:124
Siltstone Spatulate Object, 95E61:425
Polished Stone “Chisel”, 95E61:160
  Pottery, 95E61:7-12, 15, 169, 174, 178-9, 183, 190, 192
Debitage, 95E61:283a-d, 291a, 713, 803 a-f
Charred Hazel Nut Shells, 95E61:105
Bone Tools, 95E61:244, 273
 
Blades for Planes (3), 2000.83
Drawknife, 2000.57
Blade for Planes, 2000.49
Blade for Planes, 2000.50
 
Blade for Planes, 2000.51
Blade for Planes, 2000.52
Blade for Planes, 2000.53
Blade for Planes, 2000.54
 
Spokeshave, 2000.46
Plough Plane, 2000.48
Trying Plane, 2000.43
Trying Plane, 2000.45
 
Mortice Gauge, 2000.64
Jack Bit, 2000.68
Jack Bit, 2000.69
Jack Bit, 2000.70
 
A Router, 2000.81
Moulding Templates, 2000.61
Moulding Plane, 2000.56
Smoothing Plane, 2000.47
 
A Set Square, 2000.76
Moulding Templates, 2000.62
A Dividers, 2000.78
A Bit 7½ inches long, 2000.79
 
Brace Bit Holder, 2000.58
A Ruler, 2000.77
A Shave, 2000.82
Moulding Plane, 2000.55
 
Rebating Plane, 2000.67
Coach Builders Bit, 2000.71
Coach Builders Hollow Auger and Bit, 2000.71
Welsbach Lamp, 2000.84
  Stamp, 2000.178
Earthenware Jar, 2000.153
Welsbach Lamp, 2000.85
Milk Separator, Ref: 2000.316
 
Butter Making Pats, 2000.155.1-2
Blacksmith’s Tongs, Ref: 2000.209
Blacksmiths Hammer, Ref: 2000.208
Horseshoe, Ref: 2000.210