Happy birthday to Waterford. Today is its 1100th birthday. It had a celebration with fireworks and pretend Viking ships.
Waterford was founded 1,100 years ago by the Vikings,and a free outdoor spectacle took place on the city’s quays tonight, produced by street theatre company Spraoi.
Telling the story of the arrival of the Vikings in 914 AD, the event had dance, performance, pyrotechnics, light, music, narration and special effects.
Three stylised Viking ships which took two months to build were also on display.
Thousands of people attended despite stormy weather with flooding.
Vikings! Fireworks! Viking ships! It sounds great.