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IRISH SCHOOLS PROJECTS

ST. COLMAN'S NS, MULLINGAR, CO. WESTMEATH.

TEACHER: WILLIAM GERAGHTY


VIKING YORK.

Arcventure3

We used a computer programme called The Vikings - Arcventure 3 by Sherston Software. We enjoyed it very much. In it we took part in an excavation of Viking Youk called Jorvik. We also went back in time to Jorvik and met some of the Vikings who lived there. We pretended to be some of these people and wrote about them.


Old Man

OLAF THE OLD MAN.

Hi, my name is Olaf. I am an old man. I live in a small house. I used to be a locksmith but now I am too old to be a locksmith.

Every day I get help from my good friend Bjorn. He helps me every day. The Norwegian Vikings killed my mother and father and burned my family's house. I miss my family very much. My wife is dead, her name was Ola. She died five years ago.

I have a daughter named Sarah. She is married to Erik the locksmith. They have a little boy called Inguar. I love him very much and he loves me. He is five years old. I fix his toys all the time. They live beside me in Jorvik. The king of Jorvik is Eadwig and his wife is called Geirlaag. He is a cruel king.

My best friend is Assur. He is a tanner. He makes my shoes and he is very kind to me. I buy jugs from my other friend. His name is Sweyn. He is a potter. He is 42 years old.


EDDA THE MARKET KEEPER'S WIFE.

Hello, I am Edda the market keeper's wife. My husband sells pigs, turnips and other goods. We get our food from the pigs.

Our house is made from wattle and daub. We live on Feasegate near the king's castle. We have two sons. Their names are Hogni and Gudruk. They are 17 years old. They are good workers in the market. They help my husband move the animals around. I have lots of friends because I meet them at the market. The market is on every Tuesday.

We learn at home. Our parents teach us. My sons open up the market every Tuesday morning and all the people come in and buy things. We make a lot of money each day. We are nearly rich.

We give some of our money to the poor that hang around the markets. We give them some animals to sell as well. Goodbye.


Updated June 1997 by the Viking Network
IRISH CO-ORDINATOR Michael Farry. sod@indigo.ie

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