This museum is wonderfully rich with artifacts and the exhibits are excellent. The gold and treasury exhibits were spectacular, but my favorite was the exhibit on the millennial anniversary of the battle of Clontarf 1014. It did a brilliant job explaining a complex event (things weren't nearly as black and white as have generally been interpreted, and included much about the technology of the time. Of course the exhibit on the bog bodies is interesting and very tastefully done, but really, is every bog body a king sacrificed on the boundary between two kingdoms? That seems a bit of a curatorial stretch but otherwise it is a beautiful exhibition. The explanation of the rapid depletion of peat in Ireland was eye opening. We were with a group of university students from the states and had only 90 minutes in this museum, but it wasn't nearly enough time to see this excellent museum. And it was free!
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