Situated in the grounds of Bishop's Palace, this sculpture is well worth a visit!
It's great for photo opportunities and you can even sit and take a break! The sculpture was unveiled in 2014 to commemorate the marriage of Strongbow and Aoife - an event which changed the course of Irish history.
The marriage of Strongbow and Aoife, which took place in the Viking Triangle in Waterford City in 1170, is one of the defining events of Ireland's history. Strongbow invaded Waterford on the eve of the feast of St Bartholomew, 24th August 1170, and married Aoife Mc Murrough the following day.
Aoife, with her inheritance of her father's lands, had been offered to Strongbow (Richard de Clare) by her father, Dermot McMurrough, King of Leinster in return for de Clare's help in regaining McMurrough's kingdom. The result however was the Norman invasion of Ireland, and the course of Irish history was changed forever.
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