The Royal Irish Academy Lunchtime Lectures Series 2014

21 Feb 2014

The Royal Irish Academy have organised a series of lectures on the momentous events of 1014, Brian Boru, the Vikings in Ireland and much more, also the focus of an exhibition based on the Library collections.

Lectures are held in the Meeting Room of the Royal Irish Academy, 13.00–14.00 hours. All welcome. No need to book. Groups should please phone 01-6090620 or email in advance.

Tuesday 25 February 2014 Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, MRIA

The Vikings in Ireland: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Tuesday 4 March 2014 Seán Duffy, TCD

Winners and losers at the Battle of Clontarf

Tuesday 11 March 2014 Colm Lennon, MRIA, NUI Maynooth

The Battle of Clontarf in Irish history and legend

Tuesday 18 March 2014 Meidhbhín Ní Urdail, UCD

The Battle of Clontarf story in eighteenth and  nineteenth-century Irish manuscripts

Tuesday 1 April 2014 Donnchadh Ó Corráin, MRIA, UCC

Dál Cais, Déis, Ó Briain – changing places, changing identities

Tuesday 8 April 2014 Stephen Harrison

The Battle of Clontarf: the archaeological evidence?


The Royal Irish Academy are pleased to present two lectures, hosted respectively by the Embassies of Denmark and Norway in Ireland on Thursday 22 May, 12.00–14.00.

Thursday 22 May 2014 lecture programme

12.00–12.45 Anne Pedersen, National Museum of Denmark

Power and politics in late Viking-Age Denmark

12.45–13.30 Jon Vidar Sigurdsson, NUI Maynooth/University of Oslo Ireland

Norway and Iceland in the second half of the 13th century


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