Social Life in Pre-Reformation Dublin, 1450 - 1540

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Heritage Week logoPeadar Slattery, author and historian, presents an account of social life in pre-Reformation Dublin, telling of its ruling class, its wealthy merchants, its all-powerful traditional church, the cityʼs personalities, and Dublinʼs unwanted Irish.

Raheny Library on Monday 19 August at 6.30 pm

Dublin was a thriving city, the centre of English administration in Ireland with a busy port. It was a settlement of foul smells and pestilence, an English city in Ireland inhabited in part by an unwanted Irish ethnic group, a city located in a fertile hinterland with a coastline of small ports – Baldoyle, Howth, Malahide, Rogerstown, Rush and Skerries – over which Dublin had control...a smouldering place teetering on the precipice of change....

Free event. Booking required.

Please contact Raheny Library to secure a place.


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