Natives and newcomers: tales of the people of Kerry told in objects
Our Main Gallery is home to priceless archaeological objects, impressive life-size dioramas, exquisitely crafted models and informative wall displays that narrate the story of Kerry’s people and landscape from the earliest times up until the 20th Century.
Lissroe Bronze horn
Cloghermore Collection (circa 1300) – Cloghermore Cave, a long, narrow underground system 6kms east of Tralee, yielded evidence of a Viking burial. Among the grave goods were a number of domestic items such as gaming pieces, weaving tools, beads and fine-tooth combs like this one, used for removing nits from hair.
Copy of the 1916 Proclamation
1916 Proclamation – an original copy of the Proclamation of the Republic issued by the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army during the Easter Rising. These had been hurriedly printed using poor quality paper and signed by the seven members of the military council. Copies were pasted up around Dublin city centre and this is one of the few to have survived.
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Pangur Bán Trail