Ireland is locate in the north of England, known as the City of Vikings. At the end of the eighth century the first Viking raiders appeared in Irish waters. These raiders came exclusively from Norway.

the vikings were a group of people who originated in modern-day Denmark and Norway. In the 700s, pressure on land in Scandanavia had forced many nobles and warriors to seek land elsewhere. Some of these were younger sons, who stood to inherit nothing of their father's estate. Noblemen with little to lose began to gather together groups of warriors and go down the coast pillaging settlements.