Celebrating 1100 Years of Viking Monastic History
The March of the Vikings!
From Vicarstown to Timahoe
Sponsored by McKeon Stone, “The March of the Vikings” is a 10 Mile road race from Vicarstown to Timahoe.
Follow the route the Vikings most likely took, from the Viking fort in Dunrally to Timahoe. This challenging route will be a great healthy way to start the festivities. A 5km route had also been added in the local environs of Timahoe. Both these races can be booked here.
In the year 919 it is recorded that the Vikings from Dunrally Fort in Vicarstown raided the Monastic settlement in Timahoe Co Laois. Follow this 10 mile route to retrace the path taking by these Nordic Invaders who plundered the peaceful Christian settlement in Timahoe. This year we celebrate the 1100th anniversary of this event. The run will go through the scenic part of Co Laois through Stradbally and onwards to Timahoe.
Saturday 1st June
9:00 AM Timahoe – Event Registration.
10:00 AM – Shuttle Bus leaves Timahoe for Vicarstown.
11:00 AM – Race Start Time
12:00 AM – Start of 5K Run/Walk. The 5 K starts and finishes in Timahoe Village.
To Book Your Place in our 10 Mile Road Race, or 5K Run/Walk, please click HERE.
Map & Directions for March of The Vikings Race – Start Point.
Just follow the link below to book your place with The March of the Vikings Road Race!
In the year 919 it is recorded that the Vikings from Dunrally Fort in Vicarstown raided the Monastic settlement in Timahoe Co Laois. Follow this 10 mile route to retrace the path taking by these Nordic Invaders who plundered the peaceful Christian settlement in Timahoe. This year we celebrate the 1100th anniversary of …
After the Running is Over.
From 12 pm in the surrounds of the Round Tower, there will be a chance for kids to enjoy the skills of Archeology, with the “Big Dig” company coming to town to educate is all. They will also be a chance for kids to see what it was like to make coins in early medieval times.
There will be displays in Viking weaponary and early medieval cooking. There will also be other attractions on site to compliment the theme of the festival.
At 3.30pm The great Eddie Lenihan, the man with the big beard!! Will captivate the attention of the kids with his ancient story telling session in the Heritage Centre, all children from 5 years up very welcome. He will give accounts of great age old Irish traditions and of how the Fairies can be little divil’s!!
On Saturday night the great Noírin Ní Rian will give a display of Celtic singing and give accounts of her time spent with the Monk’s of Glenstal Abbey. There will be an entrance fee to this event.
PubsThere will be music in both local pubs.