Massive Viking settlement found in Ireland

Published on November 1st, 2011 | by Admin


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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