Did the Vikings and monks get along?

Find out what the Irish monks felt about the Vikings who raided and plundered their churches and monasteries.

The Vikings: Law breakers or law makers?

Although the Vikings had a reputation for law breaking in the countries they raided and attacked – back home in Scandinavia things were very different.

The Vikings: Brutish barbarians or modern men?

Were the Vikings really dirty and dishevelled barbarians or image conscious, forward thinking modern men?

What drove some Vikings to leave their homeland?

Find out more about the reasons that prompted some Vikings to set sail from their Scandinavian homelands.

The Vikings: How did they get here?

Find out more about the navigation tools and instruments that the Vikings used to help them travel to Ireland and beyond.

What's the truth about Viking warriors?

Were the Vikings the fierce horned helmet wearing raiders that film and TV portrays them as - or is the truth very different?