Archaeologists, working on a site in Dublin City Centre, have discovered the remains of a Viking dating back to the eight or ninth century.

The find, between Ship Street and Golden Lane, has been described by the National Museum as 'significant'.

These are the bones of a twenty-something, robust Viking, probably from Scandinavia who came to Dublin over 1,200 years ago to raid and pillage in the city.

Edmond O'Donovan, Archaeologist, who has been working on the site for over two months says that the find extends what is known about this period of history. The National Museum has also described the discovery as very significant.

An RTÉ News report by Michael Lehane broadcast on 13 July 2005.