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Massive Viking settlement found in Ireland

One of the first Viking settlements in Ireland has been found just south of Dundalk.

Folklore said it was there, but all traces of it had disappeared, until a group of archaeologists and local historians set out to prove its existence.

Extensive field research and test digs have now done that.

What they found was a huge fortified settlement up to 150 acres in size, established by 841AD where the Vikings built and repaired their ships, traded and raided into the surrounding countryside.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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