Tales of Medieval Dublin 2012: Lectures
Each of the lectures will run on a Tuesday mid-month from July to December 2012 backdrop of a stretch of the original Hiberno-Norse wall dating from the 12th century.
Tuesday 9 October 2012 - The Augustinian’s Tale
The political and cultural renaissance that occurred in the late-medieval cathedral priory of Christ Church, Dublin, was witnessed and guided by Canon Thomas Fyche, its sub-prior (1502-16): Augustinian, archivist and administrator. Lecturer: Stuart Kinsella
Tuesday 20 November 2012 - The Potter’s Tale
Many skilled workers lived and plied their trades in high-medieval Dublin. William le Crockere de Nas was a potter who had the important job of crafting glazed jugs to hold the wine and ale consumed by the citizens. Lecturer: Clare McCutcheon
Tuesday 11 December 2012 - The Poet’s Tale
Maoilín Óg Mac Bruaideadha was a famous bardic poet and historian in the latter half of the sixteenth century. He spent the last few years of his life in Trinity College translating the New Testament into Irish.
Lecturer: Katharine Simms