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Vikings: Valhalla to bring invasion of Netflix fans to tranquil Wicklow

Netflix series Vikings: Valhalla brings the stunning scenery of the county to a new worldwide audience

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Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson in Netflix show 'Vikings: Valhalla'.

Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson in Netflix show 'Vikings: Valhalla'.

Vikings: Valhalla

Vikings: Valhalla

Cillene O'Riordan and Isabel Hevey in Glendalough

Cillene O'Riordan and Isabel Hevey in Glendalough

The round Tower in Glendalough

The round Tower in Glendalough

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Leo Suter as Harald Sigurdsson in Netflix show 'Vikings: Valhalla'.

Visitors have flocked to Wicklow for its peace and tranquillity for generations – but the newest wave of tourists might be expecting more by way of blood-curdling battle cries and longboats cutting their way up through the lakes.

With the Netflix series Vikings: Valhalla bringing the stunning scenery of the county to a worldwide audience, local businesses are bracing themselves for a whole new wave of tourism, which they believe will leave Ballykissangel of the 1990s in the ha’penny place.


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