'Open the door to Heritage Week' has been the motto of National Heritage Week and Granard Knights & Conquests are thrilled with what they discovered behind it.
The Granard-based exhibition hosted its own Norman People event last weekend, which resulted in a member of the public coming forward to reveal they were in possession of an 800-year-old hauberk, or coat of chain mail, in fantastic condition, which had been discovered in the vicinity.
The artefact was delivered to Granard Knights & Conquests and General Manager Bartle D'Arcy immediately set about contacting the National Museum of Ireland to notify them of its existence.
The Longford Leader was lucky enough to get a first glance at this astonishing historical artefact.
Scroll up to listen to an interview with Bartle D'Arcy and Deirdre Orme or see next week's Longford Leader for more.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.