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    IRISH MUSEUM OF SILVER IN WATERFORD

    Saturday, January 9th, 2021

    A new Irish Museum of Silver is up and running in Waterford, ready to welcome visitors at the end of lockdown.  It is housed in the beautiful eighteenth-century Deanery building in Cathedral Square, in the heart of Waterford’s Viking Triangle. Exhibits trace the importance of silver in Ireland from the 9th-20th century.  Among many rare items on show is a Viking gold and silver Kite brooch –  discovered just a few hundred yards from the museum –  which is considered to be the finest piece of 12th century secular metalwork in Ireland.

    A 12th century Viking gold and silver kite brooch at the new Irish Museum of Silver in Waterford.