Find out what the Irish monks felt about the Vikings who raided and plundered their churches and monasteries.
Although the Vikings had a reputation for law breaking in the countries they raided and attacked – back home in Scandinavia things were very different.
Were the Vikings really dirty and dishevelled barbarians or image conscious, forward thinking modern men?
Find out more about the reasons that prompted some Vikings to set sail from their Scandinavian homelands.
Find out more about the navigation tools and instruments that the Vikings used to help them travel to Ireland and beyond.
Were the Vikings the fierce horned helmet wearing raiders that film and TV portrays them as - or is the truth very different?