Vikings in the Irish Sea area c. 850-c. 980.
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Thesis (M.A.)--The Queen"s University of Belfast, 1975.

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Argyle—was conquered by the Vikings2 in the first quarter of the ninth century and a Viking kingdom was set up there earlier than the middle of the century. The occupation of this part of Scotland corresponds chronologically to what I call the prelude to the Viking wars in Ireland (from c to c). This involved raids on Size: KB. Ireland (rex Hiberniae), a claim not that he was a precocious national monarch but that he was the most powerful king in Ireland and took precedence over all the rest. That claim was disputed in the ninth, tenth and eleventh centuries, and all the more keenly because a real kingship of Ireland was then in the making (Byrne ; Byrne ).File Size: KB. Ireland’s Viking history is a recent discovery. Some 25 years ago, Dublin Corporation commissioned a headquarters on Wood Quay, one of the oldest parts of the capital. During the build, diggers unearthed vast quantities of Viking relics, which are now in the National Museum in Dublin and in Dublinia heritage centre in Temple Bar. A Viking history.   Viking wars in Ireland (from c to c). This involved raids on Ireland directly from south-western Norway and, very likely, some from settlements in Scotland in the later part of that period. The main thrust of the ninth-century Viking attack on Ireland (c to c) was mounted from Scotland, Laithlinn was the name of Viking.

  Vikings began raiding islands and monasteries on the Atlantic fringes of Europe in the s. The Irish Sea rapidly became one of their most productive hunting-grounds. Attacks, battles and destruction were accompanied by trade - in slaves, silver and fine objects. Vikings crossed and re-crossed the Irish Sea in search of land, wealth and : The History Press.   The area most exposed to Viking raiding was the large and fertile island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales, which lay only 70 miles due east of Dublin and just 45 miles south of the Isle of Man: raids are recorded in , , , , , and   Buy Vikings of the Irish Sea by Griffiths, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(5). Olaf assumed leadership of the Vikings in Ireland, probably in some way shared with his kinsman Ivar, first mentioned in the Irish Annals in Olaf and Ivar remained active in Ireland and around the Irish Sea for the next two decades.