Viking settlement found on Dublin’s northside

If, like me, you followed that link hoping to see mobile phone footage of a few burly blokes in woollen tunics and horned helmets being kicked out of Abrakebabra, you’ll have been disappointed. What they’ve actually discovered, as the Irish Times rather more soberly reports, is evidence of an 11th-century Viking dwelling, the first one north of the river.

I was excited for a minute, though. Not least because one of my fond convictions is that, in some unexamined corner of the city, there dwells a sizeable lost band of surviving Neanderthals. Because someone in Dublin has to be voting Fianna Fáil.

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