Archaeologists working in Annagassan, Co. Louth have uncovered evidence for Viking settlement at the potential site of Linnduchaill, previously known only through historical sources. The research project is being carried out by the Annagassan and District Historical Society, with the archaeological excavation being conducted under the direction of Dr. Mark Clinton. Test trenches at the site have produced artefacts such as a human skull, rivets associated with shipbuilding, Viking hacksilver, a spindle whorl and a brooch pin. The Vikings used the longphort of Linnduchaill to over-winter in, rather than returning home after the summer months. It was first occupied in 841, and its discovery is of major significance to Irish archaeology. Read the full Irish Independent story here.
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