National Heritage Week 23-31 August 2014
The Friends of Medieval Dublin will once again be holding free walking tours of medieval Dublin during Heritage Week. For dates and times as well as how to register please check out our Heritage Week page.
Living and dying in a medieval city: Dublin in the age of Clontarf
Our new lecture series, ‘Living and dying in a medieval city: Dublin in the age of Clontarf’, starts next week, Tuesday 8 July at 1.05 pm with Denise Keating discussing ‘Childhood in eleventh-century Dublin’.
As always, this free event will take place at the Wood Quay venue of Dublin City Council, and no booking is required.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
New Battle of Clontarf Website
A new website has been created at Trinity College Dublin for students and the public to provide access to the historical and archaeological information and resources on the Battle of Clontarf, one of the most emblematic battles in Irish history.
This website includes a number of different sections that hope to enrich the reader’s understanding of life in Ireland in 1014, exploring daily life in Viking-Age Ireland, the key players of the battle and the political rivalries that led to Clontarf.
Dynamic interactive maps allow you to explore Viking raids and settlement development, Brian Boru’s military campaign and what happened on Good Friday, 2 April 1014.
Also check out the interactive timeline and remembering Clontarf section to see how Brian and the battle have been remembered in the thousand years since it occured.
The 16th Friends of Medieval Dublin symposium entitled Clontarf 1014-2014, 11-12th April at the Edmund Burke Theatre in Trinity College Dublin
Thanks to everyone who attended the Clontarf 1014-2014 conference at Trinity.
To read up on some of the things people are saying about our conference see:
Vikings, Brian Boru and the battle of Clontarf
For those interested in the history of medieval Dublin, 2014 marks the millennium of one of the most important events in medieval Ireland.
The Battle of Clontarf in April 1014 was hugely significant in medieval Ireland and this year’s Friends conference is dedicated to exploring the context, course and legacy of the battle of Clontarf and Ireland’s most famous medieval king Brian Boru.
This free conference will run for TWO DAYS and will be packed full of papers presented by the foremost experts on this period of Ireland’s history, making this year’s symposium a must-see for all enthusiasts of medieval Ireland.
The new Friends of Medieval Dublin publication, Medieval Dublin XIII, is in bookshops and was launched this weekend at the Clontarf 1014-2014 conference!
This volume has important studies on the political, social and literary history of Dublin from the Viking Age to the dawn of the modern era. See PUBLICATION page on this site for contents or check out Four Courts Press details below.
Milestones of Medieval Dublin have concluded for this year and we would just like to thank all of our speakers for a wonderful lecture series!
We hope to see all of you at our next series beginning in June 2014.
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