Wednesday 21 November 2018

Viking treasure hoards in Cork

Maria Herlihy

Blarney and District Historical Society will present a lecture on 'Viking Silver Hoards from Cork,' at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal next week. 

The guest speaker will be John Sheehan, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at UCC. A number of important Viking silver hoards, especially those dating from the 9th and 10th centuries have been discovered in the 1840s in places such as Castlelohort at Cecilstown near Mallow and at at Kilbarry (Killeens) and also at Macroom Castle. 

Various types of coins, ingots and arm-rings and assorted plain rings were used as an important trading currency during the Viking period. 

The lecture will take place on Thursday, January 11 at 8pm.

Mr Sheehan, will discuss what became of these priceless treasure troves as he brings the interesting story of the Mid-Cork Vikings and their way of life to the Society. 

For further enquires on the seminar you can phone 087 2153216.