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Prehistoric gold artefacts found in Donegal 29.06.18

THE finders and the local community have been thanked by both Donegal County Museum and the National Museum of Ireland following the discovery on Tuesday of significant artefacts which appear to date from the bronze age.
Eileen Burgess, Cultural Services Manager with Donegal County Council said “the Donegal County Museum was delighted to assist our colleagues in the National Museum in the recovery and safekeeping of this gold hoard. We would like to sincerely thank the finders and the local community for reporting this find and following best archaeological and farming practice. The County Museum looks forward to working with the National Museum to discover more about this exciting prehistoric find”.
The prehistoric gold hoard found on Tuesday, 26th June in Donegal.
Experts from the National Museum of Ireland travelled to the site where the artefacts were discovered and carried out a thorough investigation of the area for evidence of how and when the important artefacts were deposited.
The Director of the National Museum, Ms Lynn Scarf said 'The National Museum of Ireland is delighted by the news of this exciting find. The museum would like to recognise the cooperation of the finders and the local community in Donegal.'
Following their discovery, the artefacts were immediately removed from the site and transferred to The National Museum of Ireland. They will be put on display as soon as initial investigations are concluded.
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