The Last Viking

Magnús Óláfsson – Magnus Barelegs – was king of Norway from 1093 to 1103 and raided settlements in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the isle of Man, and Sweden. During a second campaign around the Irish Sea he was killed somewhere near the River Quoile, which flows through Downpatrick, and was buried close to St Patrick’s church. (WP) The Magnus Viking Association (Fb) hosts an annual Magnus Viking festival.

The mural is by friz (web) in Church Street, Downpatrick.

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Copyright © 2023 Paddy Duffy
Camera Settings: f4, 1/250, ISO 100, full size 2049 x 1537
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