Medieval Dublin Symposium, May 16th, Trinity College, Dublin

The always excellent Medieval Dublin Symposium is taking place in Trinity College, Dublin on the 16th of May. It features a wide range of speakers, discussing a variety of historical and archaeological themes relating to Dublin and its hinterland. The symposium is being  organised by The Friends of Medieval Dublin and is free to attend. For further information contact Seán Duffy at

Registration and opening remarks
Seán Duffy

The return of a St Mary’s Abbey manuscript to Dublin after 400 years
Bernard Meehan

Rediscovering the Columban legacy of Lambay
Gabriel Cooney

The church of Bearach, the grange of Baldoyle and the town of the dark stranger: excavations in suburban Dublin
Paul Duffy

Urban gentry: the county and civic elite of later medieval Dublin
Brian Coleman


Ireland, Saracens and the chanson de geste of Brian Boru?
Catherine Swift

Civil disobedience: Dublin and the rebellion of Hugh II de Lacy, 1223-4
Daniel Brown

15.20 Tea & coffee

Giants, dragons and magic: Sir Tristrem’s adventures in medieval Dublin
Caoimhe Whelan

Excavations at Swords Castle gatehouse: bodies and buildings
Mark Moraghan

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One Response to Medieval Dublin Symposium, May 16th, Trinity College, Dublin

  1. Seamus Murphy May 16, 2015 at 8:31 am #

    Greetings, As a native of Donegal now living in Western Auastralia, I am very interested in the subject matter, as a contining History Student, Thank you.

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