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  Earliest Christian Period
From 432AD to the early years of the 7th century, important and distinctive items of bronze, enamel work, engraved stone slabs and the ...
 
  Book of Durrow
In the 7th century at the monastery at Durrow, Co Offaly, Saint Columba is credited with writing the Book of Durrow which is now in ...
 
  Ardagh Chalice
The very best example of Irish metalwork of the early Christian period is the Ardagh Chalice which dates from the early 8th century. ...
 
  Tara Brooch
Brooches which are almost ring like in appearance are known as penannular and these designs were peculiar to Ireland, although they were ...
 
  St Johnís Crucifixion Plaque
St Johnís Crucifixion Plaque dates from the late 7th century and is an example of monastic art of the period. It is very different in ...
 
  Illuminated Manuscripts
From the 8th century, the influence of Irish missionary activity into Scotland and England was reflected in Irish illuminated ...
 
  Book of Kells
The most magnificent example of Irish illuminated manuscripts is undoubtedly the Book of Kells. This was produced in the second half of ...
 
  Viking Art
The Vikings are better known for their destructive attacks than for their art. For many years after the arrival of the Vikings there was ...
 
 
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