Viking Culture, Craft, and Combat
are a diverse group of Viking-Age history enthusiasts focused
on the culture of the Hiberno-Norse, the Vikings who first raided
and then settled in Ireland in the ninth and tenth centuries.
These Vikings played a huge role in Irish history, turning coastal
villages into port towns and bringing Ireland onto the European
trading scene, leaving a permanent stamp on Irish culture.
from all walks of life, we bring the culture of the Irish Vikings
to life through live-steel combat, historic crafts, travel, trade,
of us strives to continually improve our knowledge and skills,
in such areas as: the Jomsviking live-steel combat system, blacksmithing,
leather work, woodwork, brewing and culinary arts, fiber arts
(spinning, weaving, dyeing, etc), story telling, glass beadmaking,
and many other skills relevant to Viking history.
addition to continually growing our knowledge and skills, we take
seriously the importance of brotherhood (used in this case to
include both women and men.) Therefore, Viking Irish trainings
always conclude with a feast in which we eat, drink, and laugh
together to celebrate our bonds and the Modern
Viking path we walk together.
Boston Irish Festival
2015 Boston Irish Festival featured a full encampment and
two shows a day. To get a glimpse of the experience, check
out our highlight
For a look into who we are and how we do what we do, check
out the article
of the Viking Irish appear in the award-winning documentary
Viking Irish are a chapter of the international brotherhood
of Modern Vikings known as Jomsborg.