The Tara Brooch, c. 700 AD, was found in 1850 and rapidly recognised as one of the most important works of early Christian Irish Insular art. It is now displayed in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
historically important century Bible cover from Rinnagan, Cty. Roscommon, Ireland, shows strongly Celtic elements in Christ's face and robe of triple spirals and knotwork. The original is housed in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.