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 email@example.com.
Registration and opening remarks
The return of a St Mary’s Abbey manuscript to Dublin after 400 years
Rediscovering the Columban legacy of Lambay
The church of Bearach, the grange of Baldoyle and the town of the dark stranger: excavations in suburban Dublin
Urban gentry: the county and civic elite of later medieval Dublin
Ireland, Saracens and the chanson de geste of Brian Boru?
Civil disobedience: Dublin and the rebellion of Hugh II de Lacy, 1223-4
15.20 Tea & coffee
Giants, dragons and magic: Sir Tristrem’s adventures in medieval Dublin
Excavations at Swords Castle gatehouse: bodies and buildings