Mooghaun Hillfort And The Great Clare Find

Did you know that a huge hoard of gold ornaments was discovered in 1854 in Mooghaun Hill fort in Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare. It is reported that  in March of 1854, workers constructing the Limerick and Ennis Railway unwittingly came across this treasure-trove of gold and it was nearly tossed into the nearby river.

It appears to have numbered several hundred objects, but most were sold to jewellers and melted down, though many replicas were made. I found an interesting article on this on the website:

Link to article here