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      Hidden Dublin: Viking Walking Tour in Dublin


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      August 27, 2019

      Tuesday   7:00 PM (on various days)

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      Hidden Dublin: Viking Walking Tour

      VIKING WALKING TOUR DUBLIN This walk chronicles the history of Dublin from her birth at the hands of the Vikings to the Norman invasion of Ireland. Hear about the ancient settlement of "Eblana", the Pre-Viking Celtic monastic settlement that gives Dublin her modern Irish name, The coming of St Patrick and the spread of what was back then a very strange and "paganistic" brand of Christianity, the coming of the Vikings, the "Dubh linn", where their settlement was and how the Dublin Vikings lived and died, the "thigmote", the largest slave market in Europe (specialising in English slaves!) and some surprisingly gory and tortuous methods of Viking execution. Learn about the two great Dublin cathedrals, one Viking, one Norman, the bloody expulsion of the Vikings from their own city, Brian Boru, which Pope authorised the British to invade Ireland, the Norman invasion of Ireland and why the British were actually originally invited by the Irish to invade this country!

      Categories: Neighborhood

      This event repeats on various days: Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.