Arms and Armour in Medieval Ireland Event at Dublinia

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Dublinia invite you to celebrate the new February bank holiday with them and learn all about arms and armour in Medieval Ireland.

Weapons experts Claíomh and find out more in Claíomh will be showcasing equipment and clothing used in both the Anglo-Irish world and in Gaelic Ireland at this this family friendly event. Find out all about Swords, pole-arms, medieval ballistics and defensive armour and see a diverse range of domestic goods including medieval badges, Irish hammered coins and natural dyes.

Arms and Armour in Medieval Ireland Event at Dublinia

As well as this, they will also be holding talks on the hour for those who want even more information!

12:00: Defensive gear: helmets, shields and armour

13:00: Both sides of The Pale: curbing native Gaelic styles—fashion and the law

14:00: Medieval arms: an overview of projectiles and close combat weaponry

15:00: Warfare in Gaelic Medieval Ireland

Happening Sunday and Monday, the 5th and 6th of February, suitable for all ages.

Last Few Places Remaining on Cultural And Heritage Studies – QQI MAJOR 5 AWARD – at Dublinia



Walk where Vikings walked before. Travel back to the city in Viking times. See what life was like on-board a Viking warship, see the weaponry and learn the skills of being a Viking warrior. Try on Viking clothes, become a slave and stroll down a noisy street. Visit a smoky and cramped Viking house and learn about the myths and mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy.

Step into Medieval Dublin. Witness the sights, sounds and smells of this busy city. Learn about crime and punishment, death and disease and even toothache remedies of 700 years ago. Enjoy the spicy aromas and so much more in the medieval fair, learn to play medieval games, visit a rich merchant’s kitchen and walk along a bustling Medieval street

Find out about Dublin’s rich past. Discover how we are influenced by the Viking and Medieval era. See artefacts found in Dublin on permanent loan from the National Museum of Ireland, including those from the famous Wood Quay excavations. Take a flying visit over the Medieval city and immersive yourself in our new audio-visual experience, a story of one man’s life growing up in Medieval Dublin.

Finish your visit by climbing the original Medieval tower, 96 steps to the top and spectacular views of the city. See Dublin from a new perspective and come away knowing more about its citizens through the ages!

Steven Galvin

DORA Certified Compliance Specialist (DCCS) at ICTTF
Industrial Electrical Systems Programme