Clontarf Historical Society New Series of Talks

18 Dec 2013

As part of their programme to commemorate the Battle of Clontarf 1014 Clontarf Historical Society  have joined with their friends in Raheny Family and Heritage Society to organise a series of lectures from January to May 2014 not just about the battle itself, but also about Brian Boru, and about Viking Dublin.

Their speakers have a specialised knowledge of their subject, and most of them are distinguised academics who have an international reputation for their expertise in Viking Ireland.

These lectures will be held in the Clasac Theatre, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf and will replace their normal monthly meetings which are held at their usual venue in the Parish Resource Centre, St John the Baptist Church, Clontarf Road.

The programme of lectures is as follows:

 Monday 13 January 2014 at 8.15pm

‘A Clontarf perspective on the Battle of Clontarf’

by Dennis McIntyre, local historian

Monday 10 February 2014 at 8.15 pm

‘The Archaeology of Viking Dublin at Wood Quay’

by Dr Pat Wallace, 

former Director, National Museum of Ireland

Monday 10 March 2014 at 8.15pm

‘Brian Boru and his Dal Cais origins’

by Dr Cathy Swift

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Monday 14 April 2014 8.15 pm

‘That field of glory: historical and antiquarian perspectives on the Battle of Clontarf’

by Professor Colm Lennon NUI Maynooth.

Wednesday 23 April 2014 at 8.15

‘Good Friday 1014: researching the facts a millennium later’

by Dr Darren McGettigan 

author of the recently published ‘The Battle of Clontarf, Good Friday, 1014’

Monday 12 May 2014 at 8.15 pm

‘1014 – 2014, the Battle of Clontarf – what new insights?’ – a panel discussion 

chaired by Professor Sean Duffy

Trinity College Dublin

author of the recently published ‘Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf’