Dublin’s long-lost Viking rival located in Louth

The Vikings first began their raiding into Ireland in 795, before deciding to ‘overwinter’ here in two locations in 841, according to the Annals of Ulster, an account of medieval Ireland written in the 15th century.

One of the overwinter locations famously became Dúbh Linn, or Dublin, while the other Linn Duachaill, was lost in time. That is until now, as a team of delighted archaeologists, led by Dr Mark Clinton believe they have found the lost site.

To read this story published in ScienceNOW on 22nd September, 2010, click here

Dr Mark Clinton (on left) examining Viking defensive ditch

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