Tales of Medieval Dublin

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Dublin City Council and Friends of Medieval Dublin are delighted to present Milestones of Medieval Dublin a series of seven free lunchtime lectures held monthly between June and December 2013. All talks are held at the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, against the unique historical backdrop of a stretch of the original Viking wall dating from the 12th century.

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 opportunity to discover how events like the arrival of the Vikings and the Anglo-Normans who built Dublin castle helped shape our city.

Milestones of Medieval Dublin, is presented in collaboration between Dublin City Council and the Friends of Medieval Dublin and is an action of the Dublin City Heritage Plan.

For further information contact:

Contact - Gillian Kenny Friends of Medieval Dublin M. 0876479828 gilliankenny5@hotmail.com

Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170

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Notes to the Editor:

Friends of Medieval Dublin is a study group whose aim is to increase knowledge about, and promote public interest in, medieval Dublin.


c.790-800: The First Dublin Vikings?

Speaker: Linzi Simpson

Date: 11 June, 1.05 -1.45pm


c.995: Dublin’s First Coinage: The Money of the Hiberno-Scandinavians

Speaker: Andy Woods

Date:16 July, 1.05 -1.45pm


1204-29: The Construction of Dublin Castle

Speaker: Con Manning

Date: 13 August, 1.05 -1.45pm



1315: The Bruce Invasion

Speaker: Seymour Philips

Date: 10 September, 1.05 -1.45pm


1349: The Black Death

Speaker: Gillian Kenny

Date: 8 October, 1.05 -1.45pm


1487: The Coronation of Lambert Simnel

Speaker: Sparky Booker

Date: 12 November, 1.05 -1.45pm


1534: Silken Thomas and the Siege of Dublin

Speaker: Steven Ellis

Date: 10 December, 1.05 -1.45pm