Bronze belt chape
This circular bronze belt chape was a discovered by the writer in Kilcooley graveyard near Loughrea. It was recovered from the surface of a grave within the ruins of the medieval parish church. A small bronze tab joined the chape to the leather belt. The chape is decorated on one face by a series of bands. This artefact was deposited by the writer in the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin.