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Cork was originally a peaceful monastic settlement founded by St Finbar in the 7th century. By the 9th century, Cork was being raided by the Vikings. Later in the 11th century, the Vikings, now known as the Hiberno-Norse had established a port, settled in the area and surrounded their town with a wooden fence.