Project to assess significance of Waterford Viking site

Heritage Minister Dick Roche today gave the go-ahead for a project to investigate the significance of a major Viking site in Co Waterford.

Heritage Minister Dick Roche today gave the go-ahead for a project to investigate the significance of a major Viking site in Co Waterford.

The site at Woodtown was discovered in 2003 during archaeological investigations ahead of construction of the N25 Waterford Bypass.

An interim report on the find has concluded that not enough is known as yet about the discovery to properly assess its significance and historical importance.

The report was prepared by a working group established by the minister to advise on the future management of the national monument.

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