Irish History Podcast

The early 9th century saw the Vikings step up their raids and attacks on Ireland. Terror gripped coastal communities as vast fleets appeared off the Irish coast, worse was to follow when they began to establish bases called longphorts around the coast. In this podcast we see how the Gaelic Irish began to strike back and the Vikings had to change tactics and form alliances with Gaelic kingdoms. This episode also looks at the rough and ready life in the most famous Viking settlement in Ireland, a rough trading post known as 'An Dubh Linn', The Dark Pool or as we know it today Dublin.

Direct download: episode-4-raiding-and-trading-with-the-vikings-820-902.mp3
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