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Dublin Festival of History – St Olaf: an international Norwegian saint

13 October, 2023 10:15 - 15:30


In 2022, Dublin City Council erected a commemorative plaque to mark the site of the medieval church of St Olave at Fishamble Street.

Olaf II Haraldsson was born c.995 AD and died July 29, 1030. After his death, his cult spread to Scandinavian colonies, including Dublin, Waterford, York, and Novgorod.

In this seminar, a panel of national and international speakers will discuss the origins of the cult of the saint and how it spread overseas. Thus, placing the Dublin church of St Olave in context.

Organisers: Dublin City Council, National University of Ireland, and Royal Norway Embassy in Ireland.

Note: This event is in person and will be livestreamed, with a recording to be made available with subtitles in due course.

This is a free event but pre-booking is required. Click here to book now!


Dublin Festival of History
01 222 4800
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Christ Church Cathedral
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
Dublin, Dublin D08 TF98 Ireland
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+353 1 677 8099
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