Early Bird Offer at 2022 prices- Cost for a day ticket: €15 per adult; Child €8; €35 per family (3 children maximum)
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Viking Camp At Slane Castle
New for 2023 - camping nearby. stay tuned to boyne valley experience facebook page for details coming soon.
Bigger, better, more activities and demos - Join us for a fun, family day out & lots to do and see. Boyne Valley Viking Experience will be the largest historical re-enactment festival in Ireland in 2023. More than 200 armoured, full contact warriors will take to the battlefield to create a spectacle never seen before in Ireland. See them battle to be crowned irish champion, with the beautiful slane castle in the background.
an event opening spectactular for both saturday & Sunday to be announced january 2023.
Viking reenactors from all over Ireland and Europe will camp at Slane Castle and will tell the Viking story of the Boyne Valley to visitors. Full size replica long-ships will be on display and sailors from the Vikings TV Series will tell you about their adventures.
Viking families and warriors will be camped in an authentic tented village below the Castle.
The camp will be open from 10.30 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 4.30 pm on Sunday to show how Viking folk lived in the area more than a thousand years ago. Demonstrations throughout each day will be by crafts people using medieval tools and ancient skills and will include, woodworking, leatherworking, pottery, weaving, jewellery making, birds of prey by Raven Haven Aviary and Rune Readings by a shaman – and much more.
Visitors to the camp can try archery and hear Skalds tell Viking sagas. Artisans will have their handcrafted goods on display and for sale - participate in children's treasure hunts, story telling and viking style face painting - see fierce warriors do battle to be irish champion. There is something for all the family.
Timed activities Saturday & Sunday
20th & 21st May 2023 from 10.30am to 4.30pm:
overnight camping is available at slane farm hostel, a beautiful location just 15 mins walk from the viking village at the castle.
Cost for a day ticket: €15 per adult; Child €8; €35 per family (3 children maximum)