The story of how the site was discovered, and the subsequent excavation3 min
This section gives an overview of both the physical and historical landscape6 min
An overview of the Vikings interaction with Ireland3 min
What the evidence tells us about the everyday life for people who lived at Woodstown9 min
The excavation provided lots of evidence for craft and industry6 min
The excavation revealed lots of information about Viking trade at Woodstown5 min
The discovery of the grave of a Viking warrior complete with weapons and grave goods3 min
The story of the end of the settlement6 min
Thank you for downloading this guide to Woodstown3 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.