Medieval Pop-up Beginner's Chess Club
National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology
National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology, Kildare Street, Co. Dublin – Dublin City
17 August, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
A site visit/talk, at the ancient monastic site of Annaduff Abbey. The waterways were the highways of ancient Ireland, The Shannon was the greatest of our river routes and Annaduff Abbey was on it.
The Abbey of Annaduff had a strategic position - close to the ancient ‘Doon of Drumsna’ and the Great Loop of the Shannon. Originally, it may have been on an island in the floodplains of the river. Founded in 650 AD, by St. Coimin Ea,, Annaduff Abbey was at the intersection of 3 ancient provinces; Ulster, Connaught and Royal Meath. Records show that in 1011 AD, Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, stayed at the monastery, while leading an army of conquest against Ulster.