G is for Gold, G is for Galway - The Story of ancient goldwork in Galway
Prof. Mary Cahill (Former Keeper of Irish Antiquities, National Museum of Ireland)
G is for gold, G is for Galway - the story of ancient goldwork in Galway
This lecture will look at what we know of ancient gold-working in County Galway and surrounding area over a period of 2500 years from the Early Bronze Age to the Iron Age. It will also cover the sources for gold, the techniques used by goldsmiths and discuss the cultural significance of gold as a symbol of power and wealth in ancient societies.