Viking name generator – from the British Museum website

Why not try Viking Yourself – Viking Name Generator 

It’s FUN.

When Seán tried it his Viking name was Seán the Good. 

We think this describes our friend Seán perfectly.

Jack’s Viking name was Jack the Red. (His hair is brown!).

Leon’s was Leon of Ballor River and Nadine’s was Nadine Swordly.

Please supervise your children online.

Food Long Age – from the Stone Age to Post War

Click HERE for a Historical Cookbook

from the CookIt website.

For example you can see what the Vikings,

the Victorians and our GREAT grandparents liked to eat.

Click HERE and you can design a menu for a Viking

or a family during World War 2 who were living on rations.

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‘Viking Dig It Up Game’ – BBC

Viking Dig It Up Game

This  game shows how archaeologists work.

We like this game and would recommend it.

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Review: We enjoyed this game but find it gets a bit repetitive after a few plays.

We prefer BBC’s Viking Quest. Click HERE if you would like to go to Viking Quest.

Viking Links to Rathdown, North of Greystones

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Evidence of Vikings in the area

1. The Viking settlers used coins that were Anglo Saxon from abroad

until 997AD when they opened their own mint in Dublin.

An Anglo Saxon coin of the time before the mint was open

was found at Rathdown.

Experts say that this means there were Viking settlers at Rathdown

or that Vikings in the area traded with the Irish at Rathdown.

2. Other signs of Vikings in the area include

that the road connecting Bray and Greystones, is called Windgates.

Windgates comes from the Viking word ‘gata’ which means ‘road’


3. There is a famous Irish history book written in the 17th century.

It is called ‘The Annals of the Four Masters’

In this book there is an account of the battle at Delgany in 1021

in which the King of Leinster beat Sitric,

the king of the Vikings from Dublin.

The book says that after the battle,

the Irish that had won killed any Vikings that were left.


There was a big battle in Bray too.

It was at a place called Sunnybank now

When the Vikings and the Irish fought there

it was called the ‘Bloody bank’.

Sunnybank in Bray is on the Dublin Road

near Ravenswell School, Amphibian King and Lidl.



Viking Quest – an interactive game from BBC History

Click HERE to open up an interactive game

about the Vikings from BBC History.

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Review: This is our favourite online activity in History. We haven’t got tired of it yet. We think we learned a good deal by playing this about the Vikings themselves and about making decisions and their consequences. Keep playing this game and you will learn from your mistakes. Try for a high score. Then try for a really low score. We think you will have fun.

Links for Learning – The Vikings on

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Click HERE for a Viking Game on

Review: You have to pay to join usually, but this game seems to be free to start. Play it a couple of times and you will get better at it. You will learn some interesting facts about Vikings. We liked the graphics A LOT.

Links for Learning – The Vikings

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Review: We learnt a lot of useful information about the Vikings from this website from Snaith Primary School in East Yorkshire.

It is written for seven and eight year olds and we found it interesting. We found it easy to read and we liked the graphics a lot.

Click HERE to see.

Please note all images and multimedia on this link are Copyright Thinking Things 2016.

Learning about life in Viking Times – Game from BBC Scotland

Click HERE to play an interactive game

about day to day life in Viking times.

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Review: I played this game and I learned some interesting facts about Vikings.

The videos on the game don’t work and you can’t see the transcripts

because it is a BBC site and the videos would only work in the UK.

But the game was fun and I liked the humour and the graphics.

Written by Seán