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The Thomas Clarke snuff box

The current RTÉ television series National Treasures is showcasing everyday objects that explore the history of the island of Ireland over the past 10(...)

The funeral effigy of Catherine of Valois at Westminister Abbey in London and the carved stone found in a field in Co Meath. Photograph: David E Steen/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A carved stone head of a woman – found in a pile of rubble in a field in Co Meath – could be an extremely rare depiction of Catherine of Valois, a 15t(...)