Founded in 914 AD by Vikings from Norway, Waterford City is over 1100 years old making it Ireland’s oldest City. Waterford City and County Council along with funding from Fáilte Ireland have commissioned a local sculptor to acknowledge and pay tribute to the Cities rich Viking past. The wooden sculptures were carved by hand out of native Irish Oak and Chestnut trees by David Gorey. Each of the sculptures are inspired by the Viking history in the city.
The Viking themed sculptures and are located at the entrances into the Viking triangle, Waterford’s old City. They can be found along on the quay, outside the Square Shopping Centre, St. Olaf’s Hall and on Lady Lane.