Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

Woodstown and Waterford and their place in the Viking World. 26, 27 and 28 March 2010 - Waterford City

November, 2009 · Written by: John Tierney Print This Page This entry is part 6 of 30 in the Issue 04


Conference Title: Woodstown and Waterford and their place in the Viking World

Dates: 26, 27 and 28 March 2010 - Waterford City

Friday Waterford Museum of Treasures

Registration - Waterford Museum of Treasures, 6.00 – 6.30 p.m.

7.00 p.m. Conference to be opened by Minister Martin Cullen and the Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland Mr. Øyvind Nordsletten

with remarks by Dr. Patrick F Wallace, Director, National Museum of Ireland

7.30 p.m.

1. Guided tour of Viking Woodstown exhibition by Ian Russell

2. Viking Waterford Gallery by Orla Scully and Ben Murtagh

8.30p.m. Keynote Address Prof Dagfinn Skre – From Kaupang in Norway to the Irish Sea coasts in the Early Viking Age.

Chaired by Dr. Patrick F Wallace

Saturday The Viking World: Ireland, Scandinavia, and Beyond chaired by Raghnall O Floinn

9.30 a.m. Dr Richard Hall – The Nature of Scandinavian Settlement in Britain

10.15 a.m. John Maas – Movement of Viking Warriors in Western Europe 800-1000

11.00 a.m. Coffee

11.30 a.m. Dr David Griffiths – The Archaeology of the Irish Sea, 820-1050

12.15 p.m. Dr Stephen Harrison – The Woodstown Grave in its Insular Context

1.00 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon session chaired by Dr Catherine Swift

2.00 p.m. Dr Pat Wallace – The Nature of Viking Age Urban Settlement in Ireland

2.45 p.m. Dr Linzi Simpson – Longphorts and Early Viking Sites in Ireland

3.30 p.m. Coffee

3.45 p.m. Dr Maurice Hurley – The Origins and Character of Hiberno-Norse Waterford

4.30 p.m. Dr John Bradley – The Hinterlands of Viking Towns

7.00 p.m. Pre dinner reception, Reginald’s Tower

8.00 p.m. Conference dinner

Sunday Woodstown and Hiberno-Norse Waterford chaired by Conleth Manning

10.00 a.m. Prof James Graham-Campbell - Silver in Viking Age Ireland

10.45 a.m. .Coffee

11.00 a.m. Dr Patrick F Wallace – The Woodstown Weights and their Meaning

11.45 a.m. John Sheehan – The Silver Finds of Woodstown and their Implications

12.30 p.m. Prof Donncha O Corrain – Historical evidence for the Vikings in the 3 Sisters river basin and Waterford harbour

1.15 p.m. Light lunch

2.30 p.m. Ian Russell / James Eogan - Visit to Woodstown Site.

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