Revealing the hidden history of Arnkell-lo at Arklow Maritime Museum

Arklow Maritime Museum hosts a talk on Vikings by Dr Stephen Harrison, of Glasgow University. Some thirty years after he initially wrote his BA dissertation on Viking and Anglo-Norman Arklow, Dr. Harrison has uncovered new information which is expected to challenge many of the long-held assumptions we have surrounding Viking Life.
Thursday, 4th April @ Arklow Maritime Museum
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Dubliner Dr. Harrison, an expert in Viking studies has studied the Viking period for many years. He has worked on The Viking Graves Project and the Irish Battlefields Project which later resulted in him co-authoring  ‘Viking Graves and Grave-Goods in Ireland’ with co-authored with R. O Floinn and “The Vikings in Britain and Ireland” with Jayne Carroll and Gareth Williams.
His latest paper on the subject is ‘Arklow & the Cistercians – A Medieval Borough and Manor Reconsidered’ which was recently published in V. McAlister & L. Shine (eds), Rethinking Medieval Ireland and Beyond: Life Cycles, Landscapes and Settlement.
The talk which will last 45-60 minutes will be followed by a Question-and-Answer session. It should prove a very interesting evening. It begins at 8pm sharp and as maximum capacity is 60, admission will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
This event is a collaboration between Arklow Maritime Museum and The Wicklow Community Archaeology Project, which is funded by The Heritage Council and Wicklow County Council through the County Heritage Plan Fund 2024.
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