Something for the weekend: The Dublin Viking Festival

By Lisa-Marie Griffith

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This recommendation really comes from Dublin Community Blog, one of the most useful blogs for every Dublin inhabitant and visitor. This weekend, 16 October- 18 October Temple bar and Wood Quay will be returned to the Vikings for the Dublin Viking Festival. There will be ‘living history displays’, battle re-enactments, food stalls, street art, walking tours of Viking Dublin ‘traditional acts performing Nordic music’ and much more. This looks like a great day for kids and a good way to introduce them to the city’s history. The author of the Dublin Community Blog post warns, however, that this might be appreciated more by children than adults: ‘the festival is generally more aiming at family entertainment than drinking mead from the skulls of slain enemies’. Still, I don’t know enough about Viking history and I am curious to see what the battle re-enactments are like so I am certainly going to pop along and check this out (I might just have to being my nieces as a cover). 

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