Viking Dublin exposed: the Wood Quay saga

Published in 1984 and edited by John Bradley, this volume of essays explores the contentious beginnings of the Friends of Medieval Dublin and describes how a study-group dedicated to promote interest in and research of medieval Dublin developed out of a political quagmire and the discovery of one of Europe’s most well-preserved Viking settlements.


CONTENTS:Viking Dublin Exposed

Richard Haworth, ‘The modern annals of Wood Quay’
F.X. Martin, osa, ‘Politics, public protest and the law’
Bride Rosney, ‘Occupation Diary’
Peter Walsh, ‘Leaves from a retrospective photo album’
Patrick F. Wallace, ‘A reappraisal of the archaeological significance of Wood Quay’
Breandán Ó Ríordáin, ‘Excavations in Old Dublin’
Howard Clarke, ‘The historian and Wood Quay’
Anngret Simms, ‘A key place for Dublin, past and present’
John de Courcy, ‘Medieval banks of the Liffey Estuary’
The Friends of Medieval Dublin, ‘A policy for medieval Dublin’



F.X. Martin at the Viking Dublin exposed book launch in the Irish Times, 5 December 1984