You can't visit Dublin without hearing of our Viking connection.
There is no doubt that the Vikings have left their mark on Ireland and Dublin in particular. The Vikings may have laid its foundations, but the city developed its own identity that over time has become perhaps best illustrated by the wit of its people. From very humble origins Dublin, our capital city, is in every sense a city on the periphery of Europe but with a unique capacity for self-expression. But let's get back to the Vikings.
Tourists from Norway were a common sight in Ireland from the 9th to the 12th century in particular. Did they enjoy their stay here and did we enjoy their company? We argued about that for about three hundred years until the arrival of Anglo-Normans towards the latter part of the 12th century. They, in turn, took up residence for about seven hundred years displacing the Vikings in turn.
What You'll See
- College Green/Hoggen Green
- Suffolk Street/The Thing Moate
- Dublin Castle
- City Hall
- St. Werburg's Church
- Christ Church Cathedral
- Temple Bar
- Wood Quay
- The Old Bridge
- Cook Street and the other colony
The origins of our city are intertwined with the arrival of fierce warriors from Scandinavia. They left an indelible mark on the city which still resonates to this day. But that is just part of the story. In 1970s Dublin huge controversy arose when excavations at Wood Quay unearthed significant Viking treasures. This resulted in the people of Dublin taking to the streets to protect their Viking heritage. Listen to the opposing arguments as we relive the controversy. This old quarter of Dublin holds many other tales which form part of our tour. Sitric Silkenbeard, the first Christian Viking King of Dublin, equally has left his mark on the city. What exactly? The oldest streets in Dublin also have stories to tell that lends to our understanding of Viking and Medieval
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland https://goo.gl/maps/5JASuMHYrQMipY8a6
Duration: 3 hours
The weather can sometimes be unpredictable so it's always best to come prepared: bring whatever raingear of your choice, a good pair of walking shoes, and a sense of humour.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 € Euros - Personal expenses
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.