Waterford Medieval Museum director ‘knighted’ for work on Vikings
The director of Waterford’s Medieval Museum has been “knighted” by the Norwegian government in recognition of his efforts to celebrate the city’s Viking legacy.
Eamonn McEneaney was appointed officer (knight first grade) of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by the Norwegian ambassador Else Berit Eikeland on Friday on behalf of Norwegian king Harald V.
The Medieval Museum was responsible for the first virtual reality Viking adventure which was established in 2017 and which is now the most successful visitor attraction in the city.
Mr McEneaney was also the project manager on the Viking Triangle which was a heritage-led regeneration in the city.
Mr McEneaney said he was “delighted and honoured” to receive the award. “It’s a recognition of a lifetime’s work. I am a historian by training. ”