Editor: Seán Duffy

This eighth volume of proceedings of the annual Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium contains reports on recent archaeological excavations: Edmund O’Donovan’s excavation at Golden Lane produced early Viking burials, while Claire Walsh found traces of an early pre-Viking roadway nearby at Chancery Lane, and Roseanne Meenan reports on investigations in Stephen Street Lower. Linzi Simpson suggests that the graveyard known as Bully’s Acre may have been part of the early medieval monastery of Kilmainham, Nessa Walsh examines the pre-Romanesque churches of Dublin, while Michael Gibbons offers a reassessment of the relationship between the 9th-century Viking longphort and the origins of urbanization in Ireland. Alan Fletcher presents an overview of the annals and chronicles surviving from the later-medieval city, Raymond Gillespie, by shedding light on the ‘City Chronicle’, considers the way Dubliners viewed themselves in the 15th and 16th centuries, and Bernadette Cunningham explores the portrayal of later-medieval Dublin in the annals from Gaelic Ireland. Also included is Andrew McDonald’s assessment of the effects on Dublin–Manx relations of the English conquest of Ireland in the late 12th century.

Contents:

Myles Gibbons and Michael Gibbons – The search for the ninth-century longphort: early Viking-Age Norse fortifications and the origins of urbanization in Ireland
Nessa Walsh – Pre-Romanesque churches in County Dublin and its hinterland
Edmond O’Donovan – The Irish, the Vikings, and the English: new archaeological evidence from excavations at Golden Lane, Dublin
R. Andrew McDonald – Man, Ireland, and England: the English conquest of Ireland and Dublin-Manx relations
Linzi Simpson – The medieval city wall and the southern line of Dublin’s defences: excavations at 14-16 Werburgh Street
Bernadette Cunningham – Dublin in the late-medieval Gaelic annals
Alan J. Fletcher – The annals and chronicles of medieval Dublin: an overview
Raymond Gillespie – Dubliners view themselves: the Dublin City chronicles
Christine Baker – Excavations within the manor of Merrion Castle, Dublin
Teresa Bolger – An analysis of the environmental history of medieval County Dublin based on Archbishop Alen’s Register c.1172-1534
Howard B. Clarke – Thirty years on: a personal memoir of the Friends of Medieval Dublin

Published: 04/01/2008
Publisher: Four Courts Press