Timahoe Heritage Festival 2019.
Viking Facts For Kids!
Some facts about the Vikings, who first came to Ireland in the year 795 AD. They would continue to terrorise the country for many years, until the great King Bria Boru, defeated a Viking army at the Battle of Clontarf, in 1014.
Brian Boru was killed after this great battle, but it was to mark a turning point in relations between the Irish, and their invaders, the Vikings. Gradually peace would take hold.
It was in the year 919 that the Vikings raided Timahoe, and burned the monastic settlement there, to the ground.
So for lots more facts, to help you brush up on your knowledge of the vikings, just watch the videos below, or follow some of the links
After the Anglo-Saxons, came the vicious Vikings! Join the National Geographic Kids gang as we learn to live like a Scandinavian sea-warrior, in our ten fierce facts about the Vikings… Article continues below… 1. The Vikings were famous for sailing huge distances from their home in Scandinavia between AD 800 and 1066 to raid and plunder, but they also traded with people from other countries.
Forget almost every Viking warrior costume you’ve ever seen. Sure, the pugnacious Norsemen probably sported headgear, but that whole horn-festooned helmet look? Depictions dating from the Viking age don’t show it, and the only authentic Viking helmet ever discovered is decidedly horn-free.
Invaders, predators, barbarians – the Vikings are often portrayed merely as one-dimensional warriors whose achievements include little more than plundering and raiding. But from where did the Vikings originate and were they really violent, godless pagans? Here, Philip Parker explains the real history of the Viking world…