Lecture Series

The Friends of Medieval Dublin in conjunction with Dublin City Council run a series of monthly lunchtime lectures from June to December held at the Wood Quay venue against the unique backdrop of a stretch of the original Viking wall dating from the 12th century.

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Milestones of Medieval Dublin

A series of monthly lunchtime lectures held at the Wood Quay venue (see below for map) in conjunction with Dublin City Council.  Renowned experts will explain just how the invasions, battles, famines and plagues that medieval Dubliners had to deal with make this one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. This is a unique … Continue reading Milestones of Medieval Dublin

Living and dying in a medieval city: Dublin in the age of Clontarf

In the year of commemorations for the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf (23 April 1014) this lecture series focused on the daily life of eleventh-century Dublin, how every-day Dubliners lived, worked, prayed, fought and died.   Speakers: Emer Purcell – Living in eleventh-century Dublin Denise Keating – Childhood in eleventh-century Dublin Christina Lee – Women in eleventh-century … Continue reading Living and dying in a medieval city: Dublin in the age of Clontarf

Tales of Medieval Dublin

The TALES OF MEDIEVAL DUBLIN lecture series provided a chance for modern audiences to meet the extraordinary citizens of this colorful medieval city and to hear their stories. This series has now drawn to a close and a volume containing a selection of these lectures is forthcoming to be edited by the Friends. 2012 -June -December lineup: Lectures: 19 June 2012 ‘The Miller’s … Continue reading Tales of Medieval Dublin