Professor Colm Lennon Battle of Clontarf Where It All Ended Lecture Monday Night

13 Apr 2014

Local historian professor Colm Lennon will deliver the next lecture in the series "Battle of Clontarf - where it all ended!" on Monday 14th April in the Clasac, Alfie Byrne Road.

Prof Lennon's paper is entitled 'That field of glory: historical and antiquarian perspectives on the Battle of Clontarf'. Colm Lennon recently retired as Professor of History in NUI Maynooth. Author of numerous publications and books, including John Rocque's Dublin: a guide to the Georgian city, Sixteenth-Century Ireland, and Confraternities and Sodalities in Ireland: Charity, Devotion and Sociability.

Colm Lennon is professor emeritus of history at NUI Maynooth and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He has researched and published on Irish history, specialising in society and culture in the early modern period. Among his publications are The lords of Dublin the age of Reformation (1989), Sixteenth-century Ireland: the incomplete conquest (1994), Dublin, part II, 1610 to 1756 (2008) in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) series, and John Rocque’s Dublin: a guide to the Georgian city (2010). A native of Clontarf, he is preparing a fascicle on the district for a new series on Dublin townships and suburbs for the Towns Atlas, and his book on the history of Clontarf, ‘That field of glory: the story of Clontarf from battleground to garden suburb’, is due to be published by Wordwell Books in the next week or so. 

Doors open from 7.30pm and the Clontarf Historical Society & Raheny Heritage Society will have a range of books, magazines and Brian Boru merchandise on sale.

Charge €5 for non-members. Attendance by members of both historical societies is included in annual membership of €20.