Waterford Viking expert honoured by the Norwegian government
Eamonn McEneaney was project director on the city’s Viking Triangle
The Norwegian government has “knighted” the director of the Waterford’s medieval museum in recognition of his efforts to celebrate the city’s Viking legacy.
The museum was responsible for the first virtual reality Viking adventure which was established in 2017 and which is now the most successful visitor attraction in the city.
Mr McEneaney was also the project manager on the Viking Triangle which was a heritage-led regeneration in the city.
Mr McEneaney said he was “delighted and honoured” to have received the award. “It’s a recognition of a lifetime’s work. I am a historian by training. ”
He said the more we know about Vikings the easier it is to confront the stereotypes about them.
“They gave us our first towns and brought us in contact internationally with trade. All the words associated with ports and fishing in Irish are of Viking-origin.”