€20000 raised for the Aoibheann Pink Tie children's cancer charity plus a Guinness book of record attempt for the largest shield wall. Thanks to all who shared their photos. Huge thanks to Travis Fimmel and Alexander Ludwig for coming and supporting the cause and taking the time to take photos. Congratulations to the organisers it was a brilliant event. Roll on 2016!
January, 28, 2016. 14:14 PM
Big Viking Picnic
We are a group of enthusiastic modern-day Vikings based in Ardglass, County Down. We work with charities and schools and attend fairs, festivals and heritage events, as well as starring in film & TV productions. We can support your event or entertain you, by land or sea. Click on the sections to find out more about us.
Our two replica longships have featured in several TV shows and films, as have our clan of scarily authentic warriors and shield maidens. We've featured in the TV series Vikings, now in it's fourth season, and been involved in a series of documentary films made by the BBC on the Viking invasions of the British Isles.
We support charities in their fundraising activities by organising races in our long ships, or appearing at festivals and events. The annual Dragon Boat races at Cutters Wharf is one of our best know charity fundraisers and a legendary day out! Contact us to find out how we can your help your charity.
Our educational activities for schools and kids includes authentic Viking Village history talks, warrior weapon training and mock Viking battles. The group's educational outreach complements the Viking heritage element of key stage 2 of the National Curriculum. We educate and entertain students of all ages!