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Waterford was originally enclosed by the Vikings in the 10th century. Their town was protected by the river on two sides and on the landward side by a ditch, rampart and wooden palisade/ stone wall. The Anglo-Normans attacked these defences in 1170 and managed to bring down a portion of the walls. They did this by cutting a beam that supported a building that was hanging from the walls.