Series 2 Episode 1: The Vikings

Series 2 Episode 1: The Vikings

‚ÄčThe Vikings

The golden age for Christianity in Ireland comes to an end as Vikings arrive on Irish shores and nudge their longships up the river to plunder the Irish interior. This episode charts the impact of the Vikings on the Shannon, the Erne, the Barrow and the Bann, with a focus on the warlord Turgesius, who ruled over Lough Ree, and the rise of High King Brian Boru.

Turtle Bunbury
Shannon Navigation; Barrow Navigation; Erne System; Lower Bann Navigation
Podcast | Waterways Through Time Season Two
2023