Any old silver? Hiberno Norse silver penny showing Sithrick of Dublin, minted circa 995-1020. Photograph: Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

Do you happen to have any Viking-related material lying around the house? Maybe a helmet or two, or a sword or dagger? Perhaps there’s a longboat bur(...)

The Sea Stallion of Glendalough. Photograph: Anders Jensen

A UCC academic sailed out of his comfort zone when he joined the crew of a replica Viking ship to experience the conditions faced by seafaring Vikings(...)