Minister Madigan announces funding of €10,000 to support a National Conference, hosted by Trinity College Dublin, to mark the occasion of the 850th anniversary of the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland.

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., today announced a funding allocation of €10,000 to support the arrangements for a National Conference to mark the 850th anniversary of the Anglo Norman Invasion of Ireland.

In May 1169, the first Anglo-Norman adventurers arrived in County Wexford, enlisted by the King of Leinster, Diarmait Mac Murchada, heralding the beginning of the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland – arguably, one of the most formative periods in the shared history between Ireland and Britain.

For this three day conference, Trinity College Dublin has gathered a platform of world experts to explore the latest research and scholarship on the Anglo-Norman Invasion of 1169, with the aim of enhancing and enriching public understanding of this period and its legacy.  A multidisciplinary and eclectic approach will examine the consequences and legacy of this event through political, historical, sociological, cultural, scientific and architectural lenses.

The conference takes place in Trinity College Dublin from Thursday, 2nd May, to Saturday, 4th May 2019.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.  For registration and further details, including the conference programme, visit:  https://www.tcd.ie/medieval-history/invasion1169/

Minister Madigan said:

I am pleased to support this important and exciting conference to mark the 850th anniversary of what was arguably one of the most seminal events in our shared history – the Anglo Norman Invasion of Ireland.  This mutually respectful and internationally collaborative event promises to offer a very engaging and enriching exploration of this period – its aftermath and its complex legacy. 

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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