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Sept. 29, 2022

From The Vikings to The Normans (#737)

In this episode we look at the journey a branch of the Vikings took and established a Dukedom in what became known as "Normandy" in northern France. We look at their culture and traditions - traditions that they brought with them to England in 1066 and then onto Ireland in the late part of the 1100s.

From this group we have so many of the Norman-Irish surnames that we know today -Fitzgerald, Barry, Roche etc. We also feature the music of a singer from Gweedore in County Donegal who become known by the shortened version of her original Irish name - Enya". We do hope you enjoy!