Director of Waterford Treasures Museums appointed Officer of The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit for his impressive work in raising awareness of the Viking history in Waterford.
Today, Friday 15th November at a special reception held in the Medieval Museum, The Viking Triangle, Waterford, museum director Mr Eamonn McEneaney, was appointed Officer (Knight First Grade) of The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland, Ambassador of Norway to Ireland, on behalf of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway. The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit is conferred on foreign and Norwegian nationals as a reward for outstanding service in the interest of Norway.
The Mayor of Waterford City and County, Councillor John Pratt formally welcomed Her Excellency to Waterford before the proceedings began.
Mr. McEneaney receives this honour for his impressive work in raising awareness of the Viking history in Waterford, and his importance in strengthening the connections between Norway and Ireland.
Ambassador of Norway Else Berit Eikeland said; “I am honoured to present Eamonn McEneaney the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit on behalf of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway. Eamonn McEneaney has done so much to raise awareness of the extent of the Viking and Norse connection and influence in early Medieval Ireland.”