Archaeologists working on the excavation of a Viking village in Louth County, Ireland are calling it "one of the most important Viking sites in the world." The site is believed to be where the Vikings brought their long ships for wintering and repair.
“This site is mind-blowing. It is untouched, there is no motorway going through it and it is basically virgin territory. It has been husbanded and farmed for the last few hundred years and is unspoilt," said Louth County Museum curator Brian Walsh. Called Linn Duchaill, the village is located north of Dublin on the river Glyde and south of Dundalk Bay.