Thanks to Teddy Caffrey, Gordon O'Reilly, Noel Marry and Luke Torris of the Mid Louth Camera Club for the photos on this website.
Annagassan Viking Festival 2014
The festival Committee with regret took a unanimous decision not to run a festival in 2014. This is due to an on-going insurance issue. THE NOEL CARROLL VIKING 10K RUN TAKES PLACE AS USUAL ON Saturday 9th
Our 2012 Annagassan Viking festival was again very successful and enjoyable with thousands of visitors spanning 22 countries. We thank those who completed our survey and their helpful suggestions. We have taken many of these on board and will implement them in this year's festival.
In 2008, we visited Denmark as part of the search for the Annagassan Viking Project. We aimed to create links with Danish communities and Viking groups. Following this, a Viking group visited us for a festival featuring Viking re-enactments and lifestyle events. Since the 1st Annagassan Viking festival in 2008, visitor numbers and interest has grown substantially. Our festival features living history re-enactments, Viking battles and weapons displays with the Magnus Viking Group from Killyleagh in Co. Down and the Danish Frederickssund Viking re-enactment group, both annual visitors. The festival is part of a greater Viking movement in Annagassan that culminated in the community-led discovery of the Viking Longphort of Linn Duachaill in 2010. This year's Annagassan Viking festival reconnects us with our Celtic and Viking past and promises to be the best yet!