HERE THEY COME! Viking village event co-ordinator Greg O’Meara, of the Viking re-enactment group Rognvald’s Lith, is looking forward to setting up the Winter Solstice village for the Lismore Lantern Parade.
HERE THEY COME! Viking village event co-ordinator Greg O’Meara, of the Viking re-enactment group Rognvald’s Lith, is looking forward to setting up the Winter Solstice village for the Lismore Lantern Parade. Marc Stapelberg

Viking village to form part of Lantern Parade

A VIKING village will be set up on the corner of Uralba and Dawson Sts as part of this year's Lismore Lantern Parade.

The village's activities will mark the Winter Solstice and are courtesy of Rognvald's Lith, a Dark Age medieval society based in Lismore.

The group re-enacts Viking ways of life in Europe from 800AD to 1100AD.

Event co-ordinator Greg O'Meara said that  the Winter Solstice celebration was a great event for the group.

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"There are a huge range of activities for children and adults alike.

"Children will be able to play the Viking game Kubb, while parents can listen to 'sagas' or everyone can watch the Viking warriors and shield maidens clash on the battlefield. We love visitors to feel immersed in the village life and get a real-world experience that deepens their understanding."

Leatherwork and crafts created using authentic Viking methods will also be on show.

There will be real tents as well as displays of cooking.

"The encampment demonstrates the Viking family unit's limited amount of possessions and their resourcefulness," Mr O'Meara said.

The village's gates are open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.



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