Invasions by Sea was the theme of the 2011 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Waterford’s thousand year history offers many stories of invaders and their invasions. To celebrate this theme, Fadó – The Story of Waterford brought to life the story of four such invasions through re-enactment. Spectators met the conquering Vikings, the Anglo-Norman invader, Strongbow, Oliver Cromwell accompanied by his Puritans and King Henry VII, the first Tudor King. The events portrayed were an introduction to the influence the invaders had in shaping Waterford’s diverse culture and heritage.