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1014 The Battle of Clontarf

This exhibition drew on the Academy Library collections and displayed manuscripts relating to Brian Boru, and variant versions of the story of the Battle, told through the centuries. Antiquarian drawings and maps of the Clontarf area were also included in the exhibition. The exhibition ran from March until the end of June 2014.

An exhibition at the Royal Irish Academy, March-June 2014

A series of lunchtime lectures was organised. Listen back.

Tuesday 25 February 2014  Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, MRIA, NUI Galway ‘The Vikings in Ireland: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’
Tuesday 4 March Seán Duffy, TCD ‘Winners and losers at the Battle of Clontarf’
Tuesday 11 March Colm Lennon, MRIA, NUI Maynooth ‘The Battle of Clontarf in Irish history and legend’
Tuesday 18 March Meidhbhín Ní Urdail, UCD ‘The Battle of Clontarf story in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Irish manuscripts’
Tuesday 1 April Donnchadh Ó Corráin, MRIA, UCC ‘Dál Cais, Déis, Ó Briain – changing places, changing identities’
Tuesday 8 April Stephen Harrison ‘The Battle of Clontarf: the archaeological evidence?’

We were also pleased to present two lectures, hosted respectively by the Embassies of Denmark and Norway in Ireland on Thursday 22 May, 12.00-14.00. 

12:00-12.45  Dr Anne Pedersen, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, ‘ Power and Politics in late Viking-Age Denmark’
12.45–13.30 Jon Vidar Sigurdsson, University of Oslo Ireland, Norway and Iceland in the second half of the 13th century

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