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Modern Viking Culture, Craft, and Combat

We 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.

Coming from all walks of life, we bring the culture of the Irish Vikings to life through live-steel combat, historic crafts, travel, trade, and brotherhood.

Each 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.

In 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.

Vikings Invade the
Boston Irish Festival

The 2015 Boston Irish Festival featured a full encampment and two shows a day. To get a glimpse of the experience, check out our highlight video.

Featured in the
Boston Globe

For a look into who we are and how we do what we do, check out the article and video.

Documentary on
Amazon Streaming

Members of the Viking Irish appear in the award-winning documentary To Go Viking.


The Viking Irish are a chapter of the international brotherhood of Modern Vikings known as Jomsborg.


  • Recruiting for new fighters is currently CLOSED UNTIL MAY 14.
  • Recruiting for new Hearth members is still OPEN.


“Most dear is fire to
the sons of men,
most sweet the sight of the sun;
good is health if one can but keep it,
and to live a life without shame”

~The Havamal, 68

© 2014 The Viking Irish