Wednesday, 29th August 2012
Strongbow and his band of Anglo-Norman Knights and mercenaries had arrived in Ireland in 1170 to support the ousted King of Leinster, Dermot McMurrough regain his Kingdom. In exchange for his support, Dermot had promised Strongbow the hand of his beautiful daughter Aoife in marriage and to make him heir to the kingdom of Leinster.
Following a successful three day siege of Waterford, and ‘amid the smouldering ruins of the town’, Strongbow and Aoife were married almost certainly in Christ Church Cathedral.
As part of Heritage Week the re-enactment was staged by the
Waterford Living History Group to mark the 842nd anniversary of this momentous event in Irish History.
The pageant also coincided with the opening of Ireland’s first and only medieval museum the Choristers’ Hall Treasures of Medieval Waterford. This Medieval Museum together with Reginald’s Tower and the Bishop’s Palace will present the history of Waterford and represent a major investment in the city by Fáilte Ireland.
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