Friday, December 19, 2014

Ireland’s Bronze Age gold | Ulster Museum, Belfast

Saturday 31st January, 1.30–4.15pm

A day of talks and film screenings to explore stories of treasure, jewellery and science, by highlighting gold objects from the Museum’s archaeological collection.

This event marks the redisplay and interpretation of two remarkable gold objects from the collection – the Corrard torc (neck-ring) from County Fermanagh and the Inch bulla (locket) from County Down. The current debate surrounding the source of Irish prehistoric gold will be explored. Illustrated talks will examine the torc, bulla and other recent discoveries and explain how science has offered new insights into the study of Irish Bronze Age gold.

1.40 BBC Film – Landscape Mysteries: in search of Irish gold
2.15 The Corrard torc – a twisted tale! Dr Greer Ramsey (National Museums Northern Ireland)
2.40 BREAK
3.00 Recent finds and new interpretations. Mary Cahill (National Museum of Ireland)
3.35 Science and sources of ancient Irish gold: a detective story. Richard Warner
4.15 Close

Admission is free but advanced booking is advised 

For further information please contact 028 9044 0000 | 10am-5pm Tuesday–Sunday. email:

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This event is supported by the Art Fund and The Headley Trust.


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