Waterford, Ireland

Woodstown; A Viking-Age Settlement in Co.Waterford

Woodstown; A Viking-Age Settlement in Co.Waterford

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10 tour stops




1 min

The Excavation

The story of how the site was discovered, and the subsequent excavation

3 min

The Historical and Physical Landscape of Woodstown

This section gives an overview of both the physical and historical landscape

6 min

The Vikings in Ireland

An overview of the Vikings interaction with Ireland

3 min

Everyday Life and Settlement at Woodstown

What the evidence tells us about the everyday life for people who lived at Woodstown

9 min

Craft and Industry at Woodstown

The excavation provided lots of evidence for craft and industry

6 min

Viking Trade

The excavation revealed lots of information about Viking trade at Woodstown

5 min

Death, Burial and the Woodstown Warrior

The discovery of the grave of a Viking warrior complete with weapons and grave goods

3 min

The End of Viking Woodstown

The story of the end of the settlement

6 min


Thank you for downloading this guide to Woodstown

3 min


Archaeologists investigating the proposed route of the Waterford City Bypass on behalf of the National Roads Authority in 2003, uncovered the remains of a ninth century Viking settlement on the banks of the River Suir at Woodstown in County Waterford. The site has been hailed by scholars as one of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made in Ireland.

This immersive audiobook is an accessible companion to the new publication by Four Courts Press; Woodstown: A Viking-Age Settlement in County Waterford, edited by Ian Russell and Maurice F. Hurley. It contains in-depth analysis of the site and its artefacts by a variety of international experts who look at what the remains can reveal about the Vikings in Ireland.

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