Known now largely for its existence as a popular holiday resort, especially with generations of Merseysiders, Talacre remains a curiosity still.  The famous Point of Ayr Lighthouse, relentlessly battered by the Irish Sea elementals stands still, a guardian to shipping in the notoriously difficult River Dee estuary, and haunted so it seems.  But going back much further, to a time when this part of Flintshire was a cultural melting pot, an amalgam of Welsh, English and Hiberno-Norse influences, a Viking, out of Norse Dublin more than likely, was buried here.  As with most places in North East Wales, a gentle peeling away of the later labels reveals a deeper truth about our past, one that leads us to a greater understanding of ourselves.  Talacre, as tiny as it is, forces us to look upon our past with better eyes.



Viking Burial


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