WHAT'S ON NEXT..........22nd March, 2018
(c) 2016 Mount Merrion Historical Society
8.00pm, Thursday 1st March, 2018
Mount Merrion Community Centre
Viking Dublin uncovered:
archaeology lifts the veil
Illustrated talk by John Kirby
The warriors who founded our Capital arrived with a bang in 795.
From nothing they created a commercial hub and the city was born.
This was to become one of the major urban trading centres of the Western Viking world.
From 1960 onwards archaeology has completely transformed our understanding of the Dublin Vikings.
My lecture will take you on a journey through these exciting discoveries.
You might even recognise some of your relatives along the way.
John Kirby was an engineer in the ESB. Following retirement he did a degree in archaeology in UCD developing a particular interest in Wood Quay . He also worked in a voluntary capacity in the National Museum cataloging objects found at Wood Quay