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Dublin is the capital city of Ireland, located on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of River Liffey.

The capital city of King Gurmun of Ireland (Isolde’s father) in Gottfried’s TristanTristan traveled to Dublin to be cured of a poisoned wound received at the hand of Morholt of Ireland.

In Durmart le Gallois, it is ruled by Earl Enor.

Dublin | 400-1100 AD

Dublin has a long and eventful history that spans over a thousand years. By the fifth century AD, Christianity had become firmly established in Ireland, thanks in part to the efforts of early Christian missionaries. Saint Patrick, in particular, is credited with playing a significant role in spreading Christianity across the island.

The exact date of Dublin’s foundations is uncertain, but it is believed to have been established as a settlement by the Gaels, an early Celtic people, on the south bank of the River Liffey. The name “Dublin” comes from the Gaelic word “Dubh Linn,” which means “black pool, ” referring to a dark tidal pool in the area.

From the late eighth century onwards, Viking raids on the coast of Ireland increased, and Dublin became one of their primary targets due to its strategic location and wealth. The Vikings, seafaring warriors from Scandinavia, began to establish a settlement on the site of present-day Dublin. In the mid-ninth century, the Vikings effectively captured Dublin and turned it into a significant trading hub and Norse settlement. Over time, Dublin grew in importance and became a major trading center connecting Scandinavia, Ireland, and other parts of Europe.

By the tenth century, Dublin had developed into a prosperous and independent Norse-Gaelic kingdom known as the Kingdom of Dublin. This Norse influence persisted even after the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland in the twelfth century.

During this period, Dublin experienced a coexistence of both Norse religious practices and Christianity. Norse temples and Christian churches stood side by side in the city, reflecting the religious diversity of the population.

See also
Delvelin | The Legend of King Arthur

Tristan | Gottfried von Strassburg, early 13th century
Tristrams Saga ok Ísöndar | 1226
Durmart le Gallois | Early 13th century