Ireland On-Line: Viking find in Ireland ''extremely significant''

Archaeologists have uncovered the grave of a woman who died around 900AD and was buried (near what is now north Dublin) with a collection of artifacts, including a stunning oval brooch from Scandinavia.

"It's priceless academically, architecturally and scientifically. It's the first time a brooch of this kind has been found on the island," said National Museum director Dr Patrick Wallace.