Vikings in Ireland

Rex Factor


Battleyness is guaranteed in our latest special episode as the Vikings make their way to Ireland! We consider how big an impact the Vikings had on Irish society, ranging from their early raids to the establishment of the Kingdom of Dublin and its close ties to York in England, culminating in the epic encounter between the Vikings and Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf. Would Ireland see its country torn apart and conquered like England, or would they be able to resist the Northmen?