The Vikings are coming!

May 21, 2023

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Viking Festival – Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May

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A man dressed as a Viking with a sword drawn

Be afraid, be very afraid! The Vikings are invading Slane Castle this May in a festival of ferocious fighting and family fun. It all harks back to the 8th and 9th century when the invaders in this neck of the woods were very real indeed. This is a fabulous family day out with flashing swords, swooping birds of prey, a tented Viking village, and a fleet of replica longships compete with sailors. Put the weekend of 20/21 May 2023 in your diary now.

Boyne Valley Viking Experience will be the largest historical re-enactment festival in Ireland this year with hundreds of armoured Viking warriors battling for supremacy with the Castle as a dramatic backdrop. Don’t miss the battlefield re-enactment taking place twice a day with more than 200 armoured, full contact Viking warriors competing for the crown of Irish champion. The metallic clash of swords and armour and clunks of wooden shields will echo through the air creating an incomparable atmosphere. Read the blog