Viking Sword Sculpture, Waterford Photos

A Viking sword carved from a large fallen fir tree (2017) by sculptor John Hayes marks the centre of the Viking Triangle, the first settlement on the site. This large sculpture is carved with scenes from Viking history in Ireland.

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Viking sword carved from fallen fir tree by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower where an original sword which inspired this sculpture is displayed. Waterford, Ireland.Gothic church ruins on Bailey's New St. with Viking sword sculpture featuring designs from several sources by John Hayes, longest wood carving in world. Waterford, Ireland.Comet morphing into dragon hilt detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Hand guard detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.
Viking sword carved from fallen fir tree (2017) by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower where an original sword (850 CE) which inspired this sculpture is displayed. Waterford, Ireland.Gothic church ruins on Bailey's New St. with Viking sword sculpture featuring designs from several sources by John Hayes, longest wood carving in world. Waterford, Ireland.Comet morphing into dragon hilt detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Hand guard detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.
Vikings start raiding monasteries in detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Viking start villages to aid in their raids detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Irish monk recording peace with Vikings detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Irish limit Viking attempts to expand inland from coastal towns detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.
Vikings start raiding monasteries in (790s) detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Viking start villages (840s) to aid in their raids detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Irish monk recording peace with Vikings (902-914) detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Irish limit Viking attempts (921-980) to expand inland from coastal towns detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.
After Battle of Tara where Irish defeat Vikings integration of towns start detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Battle of Clontarf where King Brian Boru & Waterford Viking allies defeat Dublin Vikings detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Viking trade grows under Irish kings detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Strongbow captures Waterford marking end of Viking era detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.
After Battle of Tara (980) where Irish defeat Vikings integration of towns start detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Battle of Clontarf (1014) where King Brian Boru & Waterford Viking allies defeat Dublin Vikings detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Viking trade grows under Irish kings (1100s) detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Strongbow captures Waterford marking end of Viking era (1170) detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.
Anglo-Norman Waterford coin detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Woodcarving of Viking on Bailey's New St. Waterford, Ireland.Pub & Viking Sword carving on Bailey's New St. Waterford, Ireland.
Anglo-Norman Waterford coin (1281) detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Woodcarving of Viking on Bailey's New St. Waterford, Ireland.Pub & Viking Sword carving on Bailey's New St. Waterford, Ireland.

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