About Your Expert
Jennifer works with historical research around Ireland's complex history. She studied Anthropology and History as a mature student and upon completion she worked in Archaeology; digging the land for treasure. She has her own business providing research and content for historic sites, events, and radio. She teaches, assesses, and trains students, guides, and learners in history. She has written several apps for tours within Ireland.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
This was my 1st Context Conversation, so I didn’t know what to expect. I loved it! It felt very informal, like talking with a friend. I have been to Dublin, but learned so much more for my next trip. Jenny was very friendly and knowledgeable of her city.
Ms. Carbery related a very informative tour of Dublin in a small amount of time. It was fun revisiting the city, albeit virtually. I learned about the history (e.g., Viking settlements) and archaeologic sites which formed its foundation. (Fascinating was the info about the "bog bodies".) Photos of the river, city sites, and Georgian buildings with colorful doors were beautiful. Jen included some 'weird and wonderful' things, as she termed them -- interesting trivia! Of course, the castles, cathedrals, the Book of Kells, important Irish authors/writers, Irish whiskey, and Guinness beer were also discussed. A sad but poignant video of a song about the Easter uprising was shown at the end which was touching and taught listeners about that part of history.
Jennifer gave a great overview of Dublin sights and history both for first time visitors or for those of us who have travelled to Dublin in the past.
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Great job giving us a taste of many of the fun and interesting locations and things to do in Dublin, Ireland. Many things to cover, and Jenny did a good job covering a wide variety of things. Very helpful for those thinking about visiting.