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Permanent Exhibition

Viking Ireland

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A range of silver brooches made by Irish and Viking craftsmen. Ninth and tenth centuries.

This exhibition explores the Viking Age in Ireland through surviving objects – including objects from Viking graves of the 9th and 10th centuries and from settlement sites of the 10th to 12th centuries.

At the centre of the exhibition is a display of finds from the Museum’s excavations in Dublin, the most important Viking site in Ireland. This is one of the finest collections of excavated finds from an early medieval site anywhere in Europe. 

A final section displays church metalwork and other ecclesiastical material of the 11th and 12th centuries, which shows how Scandinavian features were absorbed into Irish culture, including art styles, in the later Viking Age.

To make a virtual visit to this exhibition, just click on the 3D Showcase below. This take a short time to load and is best viewed at full screen.

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Location:


Viking Ireland is located at:
Archaeology,
Kildare St,
Dublin 2
D02 FH48


Vikings and their descendants had a profound impact on Ireland, from their first appearance just before 800AD until after 1150AD. Traditionally seen as raiders and invaders, Vikings also helped transform Ireland economically, culturally and politically.

Archaeology

The Viking Age in Ireland

From early raids to the formation of the first towns, Ireland changed profoundly during the Viking Age.

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The Viking Age in Ireland

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Archaeology

Archaeology,
Kildare St,
Dublin 2,
D02 FH48

+353 1 677 7444