A Viking sword from the Wood Quay site is found in a Dublin Corporation dumping ground.

Paddy Healy, a surveyor who worked on the Wood Quay site, comments that only one other sword has been found in the course of the excavations, and this sword is in much better condition.

A sword was a status symbol for a warrior. Unlike other domestic iron work, it was always highly decorated. 

The sword was found on a dump where Dublin Corporation had disposed of mounds of earth from the Wood Quay site. Paddy Healy describes the actions of Dublin Corporation as a scandal. If the sword had been found on Wood Quay, a context would have been provided.

It may have been in a grave. It may have been in a house