Life in Medieval times
How well do you know your Vikings from your Normans?
Explore Viking & Medieval Dublin in more depth
Origin of Dublin’s name. Medieval watermills. City defences. Dublin’s first drinking water supply
Cult of St Patrick. Building St Patrick's Cathedral. Dublin's Archbishops. Cathedral lands. Origin of the phrase ‘chancing your arm’.
ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL
Location and origins of St Audoen’s church. Building phases. Church community.
ST AUDOEN'S CHURCH
Growth of Viking town. Arrival of Anglo-Normans. Life on Dublin’s quayside. Pirates. Night watchmen. The Wood Quay Campaign in the 1970’s.
Growth of the city. Maps. Surviving walls in modern Dublin. Isoldes tower. City gates and gaols.
Origin of the Cathedral. Augustinian monks. Bishop Laurence O’Toole. Strongbow’s tomb. The Reformation.
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Dublin before the Vikings. Origins of Dublin’s Castle. Anglo-Normans and taxes. Crime and Punishment. Towers.
Viking houses. A medieval merchant’s house. Bathrooms. Medieval streetnames. Street dirt.
Location and history. Hidden Chapter house in Dublin. Cistercian monks. Day in the life of a monk. Silken Thomas Rebellion. After the Reformation.
ST MARY'S ABBEY