Lisdrumturk Cauldron

Known as the Lisdrumturk Cauldron, this fine riveted sheet metal vessel was discovered in 1854, under 14 feet of bog in Lisdrumturk townland, west of Carrickmacross. The Cauldron is a fine example of the late Bronze Age technique of riveting sheets of metal together to form larger objects. The Lisdrumturk Cauldron dates from around 800 BC and was possibly used as a communal or family cooking pot. It was carried by handles of cast bronze set in the rim.

On loan from the National Museum of Ireland