Caves, woods and crosses: Scandinavian beliefs/religion in early Ireland

National University of Ireland National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Dublin

In popular culture Vikings are usually portrayed as blood-thirsty barbarians who looted and killed wherever they landed. Their rituals and beliefs are regarded as equally brutal. But what do historical and literary sources and archaeology tell us about Scandinavian beliefs and their religion in early Ireland? Can we distinguish between their official conversion to Christianity...


Dublin Bricks & Brickmakers with Susan Roundtree (online)

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Dublin City Council, in association with the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland, present a lecture on the production and usage of bricks in our capital city entitled Dublin Bricks & Brickmakers. Dublin is a city of streets lined with brick buildings both in the Georgian core and in its Victorian and Edwardian suburbs. Most domestic...