The shrine of St. Patrick’s bell, from c. 1100. The bell, which itself was made in 500, and this shrine were found in the 19th century when the last member of the Ó Maellchallain family, a priest without an heir, was about to die and instructed his pupil to dig in a certain part in his garden. The Ó Maellchallain family had been keepers of the bell since medieval times, and it is conceivable that the bell could actually have belonged to St. Patrick or at least survived from his time.
I can’t help but think that this looks a little bit like a dalek.
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The shrine of St. Patrick’s bell, from c. 1100. The bell, which itself was made in 500, and this shrine were found in the 19th century when the last member of the Ó Maellchallain family, a priest without an heir, was about to die and instructed his pupil to dig in a certain part in his garden. The Ó Maellchallain family had been keepers of the bell since medieval times, and it is conceivable that the bell could actually have belonged to St. Patrick or at least survived from his time.

I can’t help but think that this looks a little bit like a dalek.

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