School teacher finds bronze age sword on a Galway riverbed.
History lessons at Ballygar National School in county Galway came to life when School Principal Sean Naughton brought in a real life bronze age sword to show his students. Naughton told RTÉ News how and where the sword was discovered.
In 1995 a bronze age sword was discovered on a riverbed in county Galway. The sword is believed to be about two thousand, seven hundred years old and is described as being in an amazing state of preservation.
Sean Naughton discovered the sword while he was fishing on the River Suck. Andy Halpin from the National Museum described the find as one in a million.
An RTÉ News report by Jim Fahy on 18 May 1995.