Upcoming Events: 

The next Medieval Dublin symposium has been scheduled for 16 May 2015.

As always, there is no registration, admission is free and all are welcome.

We hope to see you in May!

Past Events:

Thank you to everyone who came to the ‘Living and Dying in a Medieval City: Dublin in the Age of Clontarf’ lectures this year.

We hope to have more information on our upcoming 2015 series sometime in early May.

See you all next year!

Medieval Dublin XIV now available!

Find it online or in stores today.

Medieval Dublin XIV


Dublin and the Late Roman comb
Ian Riddler & Nicola Trzaska-Nartowski

Life in the big city: being at home in Viking Dublin
Rebecca Boyd

The conversion of the Vikings of Dublin
Gwendolyn Sheldon

What the Vikings really thought about Clontarf: a speculation
Lenore Fischer

A rising tide doesn’t life all boats: archaeological excavations at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
A.R. Hayden

St Mary’s Abbey, Dublin, and its medieval farm suppliers
Geraldine Stout

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin: the recent discovery of the thirteenth-century south nave wall
Linzi Simpson

Trouble with the archbishop in thirteenth-century Dublin
Charles Smith

Janico Markys, Dublin, and the coronation of ‘Edward VI’ in 1487
Randolph Jones

The bailiffs, provosts and sheriffs of the city of Dublin
Eoin C. Bairéad

 Recent Book launch: Tales of Medieval Dublin, Mansion House, Dublin

Congrats to editors Sparky Booker and Cherie N. Peters on the recent publication of the Tales of Medieval Dublin 

Recounting the tales of some lesser known Dubliners in the middle ages, the book, based on the Friends of Medieval Dublin’s past lecture series, is a great read and looks fantastic!


Cherie N. Peters signing autographs


Editors Sparky Booker and Cherie N. Peters at the launch of Tales of Medieval Dublin at the Mansion House

Copies of this book are now available in all good local bookshops and online at: http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/product.php?intProductID=1190


The Skeleton’s Tale | Linzi Simpson (ind.)Tales book image

The Abbot’s Tale | Seán Duffy (TCD)

The Slave’s Tale | Poul Holm (TCD)

The Mother’s Tale | Howard B. Clarke (RIA)

The Farmer’s Tale | Cherie N. Peters (TCD)

The Tax Collector’s Tale | Áine Foley (TCD)

The Archdeacon’s Tale | Margaret Murphy (Carlow College)

The Crusader’s Tale | Edward Coleman (UCD)

The Wife’s Tale | Gillian Kenny (TCD)

The Mason’s Tale | Michael O’Neill (ind.)

The Notary’s Tale | Caoimhe Whelan (TCD)

The Knight’s Tale | Sparky Booker (TCD)

The Man of Law’s Tale | Colm Lennon (NUIM)

The Poet’s Tale | Katharine Simms (TCD)


Past events:

National Heritage Week 23-31 August 2014 

Thanks to everyone who attended the walking tours of medieval Dublin. It was another great Heritage Week and we hope you all enjoyed learning about the medieval city.


New Battle of Clontarf Website

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:

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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!

The finished product is on route to the bookshops!

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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