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Granard chain mail vest handed over to National Museum for inspection

Aug 24, 2021 12:08 By Shannonside News
Granard chain mail vest handed over to National Museum for inspection Granard chain mail vest handed over to National Museum for inspection
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The item will be examined by experts in Dublin.

A chain mail vest, believed to be hundreds of years old and recently discovered in Longford has been delivered to the National Museum of Ireland for inspection and preservation.

The hauberk was given to the team at the Knights and Conquests centre in Granard last week after it was discovered at an undisclosed location in County Longford.

The National Museum has confirmed that it is aware of the artifact and are investigating in line with their statutory duty towards archaeological objects.

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They have also confirmed that they will not be able to comment further until the object and its circumstances of discovery have bene fully investigated.

It's hoped that when the investigation is complete the hauberk can be put on display in Granard at the major Norman village attraction planned for the town.

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