Tales of Medieval Dublin
Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 Website: http://www.dublinheritage.ie/events/Tales_of_Med_Dub_2011.pdf Price: Free Date: Next lecture September 20th, then once a month until December Time: 1:00-1:45pm
Following its successful run in 2010, Dublin City Council and the Friends of Medieval Dublin are delighted to re-introduce Tales of Medieval Dublin, a series of seven free lunchtime lectures held monthly between June and December 2011. The series comprises seven short lectures, each on a different fascinating inhabitant of Medieval Dublin. The lectures are perfectly timed to fit into a lunchtime spot and offer a chance to hear the exciting stories of medieval men and women who walked the same footsteps as we do today. Passing through Dublin Castle or by the surviving city walls, only parts of the medieval city can be seen, but underneath the surface of the modern capital the colourful world of the medieval city emerges. This month, Margaret Murphy will lead The Archdeacon’s Tale, illuminating the life of Nicholas de Clere, both archdeacon of Dublin and treasurer of Ireland in the late thirteenth century. The tale will look at de Clere’s spiritual and secular careers and explain why they ended in imprisonment and disgrace…
The Wood Quay Venue features a stretch of the original Viking city wall dating from 1100 AD and in itself deserves a look.