Saturday January 18, 2020

Definitive account of Wood Quay’s Viking lore

Vindication for the protesters who helped to make it possible

14th February, 2016
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Patrick F Wallace at Fishamble Street in late 1977

Patrick Wallace first began planning this book in 1981. As head of excavations at Wood Quay and Fishamble Street during the 1970s, he must know more about Viking Dublin than almost any other living person. The recently retired director of the National Museum of Ireland has now poured all his knowledge into a lavish, A4-sized, 570-page publication complete with more than 500 photographs, maps and illustrations.

In an ideal world, of course, Wallace’s magnum opus would...

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