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.



Polished Stone Axe

This Neolithic polished stone axe comes from Ballykeel, County Clare. Porcellanite, a volcanic rock, is probably the best rock for producing polished axe heads. In Ireland it is only found in County Antrim.

Ref: 1946:344

Photograph appears courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland

Hammer Mode

Polished Stone Axe 1946:344
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