Throughout the late seventies and early eighties a campaign to save the Viking site at Wood Quay in Dublin was major headline news.

Throughout the late seventies and early eighties a campaign to save the Viking site at Wood Quay in Dublin was major headline news. The 'Save Wood Quay' campaign was one of the most intense mobilisations of public opposition on a subject of cultural heritage in the history of the state. 

On 1 July 1979 folk group 'The Dubliners' turned out at Christ Church in support of saving Wood Quay. This was just one of many rallies that took place in support of the preservation of the Viking site and in favour of the building of civic offices elsewhere.

In this clip The Dubliners perform 'Dicey Reilly'.

Wood Quay