The deserted Anglo-Norman royal town and castle of Rindoon lies on a peninsula jutting out into Lough Ree, one of the great lakes of central Ireland. It is regarded as one of the best preserved medieval towns in the British Isles--perhaps because it was only inhabited for about a century before it was abandoned in the early 1300s. In this lecture, Kieran O’Conor of the National University of Ireland shares her findings on the town of Rindoon, its multiphase castle and its rich history. Rhode Island Hall, Room 108, 60 George Street.