Galway Beach reveals a 12th century Irish brooch

A 12th century brooch was discovered on the shore of Oney Island in Connemara in western Ireland. The person who made the discovery is an Irish American film and television major at New York University being in Dublin for the summer with an NYU program.

The Medieval brooch (by Irish Central)
The Medieval brooch (by Irish Central)

The artefact is a kite brooch, used originally to fasten a cloak or shawl, is one of only few specimen found in Ireland so far. The brooch is at the moment studied in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

The brooch after being discovered (by Irish Central)

(after Irish Central)

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