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

Neolithic. From Cappafeean, County Clare. The Neolithic peoples who made this axe, were the first to leave their mark on the landscape. They built large stone (megalithic) court tombs and portal tombs, including the famous Poulnabrone portal tomb, a major tourist attraction today.

Ref: 1947:31

Photograph appears courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland

Hammer Mode

Polished Stone Axe 1947:31
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