The Archaeology of Viking Dublin at Wood Quay Monday 10th

07 Feb 2014

As part of a series of exploratory lectures on the Battle of Clontarf “The Archaeology of Viking Dublin at Wood Quay” by Dr. Pat Wallace, Excavator of Wood Quay and former director of NMI, will take place on Monday 10th February 8.15pm (doors open at 7.30pm) at the Main Theatre, Clasac, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf.

In his talk Dr. Wallace will recreate the world of Viking Dublin and explain the central importance of Dublin in the Battle of Clontarf.

Dr. Wallace is well known as a forthright and sometimes controversial commentator on the Irish airwaves. He was the Director of the National Museum, a position which he held for 24 years until he retired in 2012. He first came to international prominence as the excavator of Wood Quay, leading the National Museum of Ireland’s team on the Wood Quay project between 1974 and 1981. As director of the National Museum, Dr. Wallace oversaw the developments of the new museums at Collins Barracks in Dublin and Turlough Park in Co. Mayo.

The lecture will be in the main theatre in the Clasac which seats 300.  There will be tea/ coffee biscuits after the talk.

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

 Online booking or pay on the night. Contact Kay Lonergan (01) 8338711 or email