Spring Archaeology Lecture – The Cross of Cong
The Cross of Cong
Wednesday 1st April at 1pm
Join us at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, to take a detailed look at one of Ireland’s great national treasures and one of the last masterpieces of Irish art from the early medieval period, the Cross of Cong.
Commissioned by the high king of Ireland, Turlough O’Connor, in the early 12th century, it was made to enshrine a relic of Christ’s Cross. Dr Griffin Murray of UCC will explore the art, archaeology, and history of the Cross revealing some of its hidden secrets and stories.
National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Ceramics Room, first floor, not wheelchair accessible.
Booking required and places are limited, for further details please phone 01 648 6339
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