7Armstrong, E.C.R. "The Great Clare Find of 1854." The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth 7.1 (1917): 22-23.
“The first of the ornaments exposed was a small circlet of gold, and then two or three more, and the labourer who unearthed them not knowing their worth, and not aware that more were about them, took them up carelessly, looked at them cursorily and flung them into the lake. But delving again a perfect layer of splendid gold gorgets turned up, and within them concave and circular and bugle-shaped at the ends as they are, a hundred or two of minor size were deposited, and so placed as to give rise to the idea that one piece—a cup, was discovered.”