Viking Heritage Day at Woodstown
Sunday the 26th of August from 10am to 5pm
Before we start we have to point out that Viking Heritage Day at Woodstown is not at Woodstown Strand but at the place (part of the Waterford Greenway) where the Vikings first landed in Waterford!
So what can you expect to see? Well there is Déise Medieval Battle Re-enactments where you can watch fighters practise Viking warfare including the famous shield wall and ingenious war games along with a Kiddie Vike where Kids take on the Grown up Vikings and are victorious !
There will also be a Guided walk on the Viking History of Woodstown with Archaeologist James Eogan -Find out about this fascinating site where archaeological testing in 2003 uncovered the largest Viking Find in Europe over the last century including coins from Byzantium and Viking weaponry.
How do I get to Woodstown?
The best way to get to Woodstown is by using the nearest access point which is WIT West Campus at Carriganore. on the Waterford Greenway and head towards up river or towards Mount Congreve (there will be sign posts).
So if you would like to find out more about our Viking heritage then a visit to Woodstown is a must! Check out more events happening during Heritage Week HERE!
The best way to find out about your history and heritage is to get involved. So get out there and explore what Waterford has to offer and you will find that you’ll be amazed at what we have to offer in the Déise!