Vikings are Coming to Killaloe!

Prepare yourselves, Killaloe! Next weekend, the home of Brian Boru will witness the arrival of 60 Vikings, ready to descend upon our historic town.

🚢 Viking Ship on Display
The Vikings will sail into Killaloe and moor their majestic ship on the pontoon. The ship will be lit up at night, creating a stunning visual spectacle. Visitors are welcome to come aboard and explore the ship, with opportunities for trips on both Saturday and Sunday.

🍻 Friday Night Pub Raids
The weekend of Viking festivities will kick off on Friday night with a thrilling raid on the pubs in Ballina and Killaloe. Watch out for these Norse invaders as they bring their unique brand of entertainment and camaraderie to our local establishments.

🗡️ Interactive Viking Shows
Throughout the weekend, the Vikings will be putting on interactive shows, giving everyone a taste of what life was like during the Viking era. A highlight will be the display of a replica Viking sword found in Lough Derg—an incredible piece of history brought to life.

🔥 Torch-Lit Parade & Fireworks
On Saturday night, join the Vikings for a spectacular torch-lit parade through the village of Ballina. This fiery procession will culminate in a breathtaking fireworks display, lighting up the night sky in true Viking fashion.

Don’t miss this extraordinary event, where history comes alive in Killaloe. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or just looking for a fun and unique experience, this Viking invasion promises to be an unforgettable weekend.

See you there!

From 5th – 7th July, over 60 Vikings are going to descend on the twin-towns of Killaloe & Ballina, the birthplace of Ireland’s Greatest High King, Brian Ború.

We are delighted to welcome Lakes Viking to Killaloe-Ballina, and we hope you will come along to their village in Cathedral Quay on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July. They will also bring along their 40 foot replica Viking ship and are offering people the opportunity to get on board.

Enjoy chatting with our visitors and experience a range of exhibits including; a replica of a Viking Sword found in Lough Derg; Tablet Weaving, Needlework, Weapons and Armor,  Weapons, Leatherwork, Birds of Prey, Runes, Toys and Jewelry, Face-painting,  Storytelling, Carving, Coins, Music, and more…….

Come along about 2pm to watch some battle re-enactments.

We are also hoping that some local children will come along and “battle the Vikings” to make sure they don’t take over our twin towns! (Approx 3:30pm & 4:30pm)