9th century Viking fortress found in Ireland

Eamonn Kelly, Keeper of Antiquities with the National Museum of Ireland, reports that after years of research the Viking fortress of Linn Duachaill has been located 45 miles north of Dublin.

Historians have long known of the existence of the 9th century fortress through documentation, but had not located the actual site. Kelly's research led to excavations which have uncovered a defensive rampart, silver, and ecclesiastical metalwork looted from native Irish sites. "We are excited to learn what insights into medieval times Linn Duachaill will reveal," says Kelly.