THE VIKING TRIANGLE
In the 8th century, Ireland had some unexpected guests. The Vikings came from the north, sailing in magnificent ships, seeking priceless treasures and battling Irish chieftains. And they changed the island forever
Travel around the Viking Triangle of counties Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny in Ireland’s Ancient East and you’ll see the legacy of the Vikings everywhere, from the place names to the buildings to the treasures they left behind. The Vikings came to Ireland to plunder, drawn by rich monasteries filled with gold. But as time went on, they settled, forged alliances, established trading routes with Europe and became a vital part of Ireland’s story.