The Vikings, piratical raiders from Scandinavia, first descended upon Western Europe in the late eighth century. They first raided and later settled the eastern seaboard of England and Scotland, much of Ireland, the northern coastal regions of France and Germany, and even as far a-field as the Spanish peninsula and Constantinople. The cause of this sudden expansion of the Scandinavian peoples at this time is still not fully understood, but an increase in population and a co-incidental technological advance in the art of shipbuilding were probably the main factors in causing the Viking phenomenon.
These moulds cast fully rounded metal figures, which may require assembly.
All these products are manufactured in a Gaeltacht or Irish speaking district in Ireland by Irish workers. Táimíd lonnaithe i gCill na Marta i gcroí lár Ghaeltacht Mhúscraí. Caitheamh aimsire fíor thaitneamhach don gclann go léir.