From The Vikings to The Normans (#737)

In this episode we look at the journey taken by a branch of Vikings and their establishment of a Dukedom in what became known as "Normandy" in northern France. We look at their culture and traditions - traditions that they brought with them to England in 1066 and then onto Ireland in the late part of the 1100s. This group gave us many of the Norman-Irish surnames that we know today.

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From The Vikings to The Normans (#737)

In this episode we look at the journey taken by a branch of Vikings and their establishment of a Dukedom in what became known as “Normandy” in northern France. We look at their culture and traditions – traditions that they brought with them to England in 1066 and then onto Ireland in the late part of the 1100s.

This group gave us many of the Norman-Irish surnames that we know today – Fitzgerald, Barry, Roche etc. We also feature the music of a singer from Gweedore in County Donegal who became known by the shortened version of her original Irish name – “Enya”. We do hope you enjoy!

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  • “An t-Úll”” performed by Clannad – lead vocals by Enya.
  • “Marble Halls” performed by Enya.
  • “How Can I Keep From Singing?” performed by Enya.

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