On the table in the Tower House Parlor sits a “mether,” which is a four-sided, four-handled Irish drinking vessel carved of wood. Other examples are found in the Great Hall.
An example from the 16th century with the provenance “Kilcolman, Co. Cork” is currently in the Limerick Museum.
Other tabled objects here, in the Great Hall and in the Ground Floor Parlor, are modeled after Tudor-era facsimiles in wood and pewter found at Barrycourt Castle, Co. Cork.
http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/213 [accessed 12/5/2013]
[The mether in the Limerick museum]