National Museum exhibition shows findings from the Viking site at Wood Quay.

The first exhibition of the treasures excavated from the Viking site at Wood Quay go on public display at the National Museum of Ireland.

It is now five years since the National Museum of Ireland ended their excavations at the Viking site on Wood Quay in Dublin. The archaeological dig took place took place against a background of controversy over the construction of the civic offices on the site.

The work unearthed many treasures of the Viking period.

The findings from the excavations are now on public display at the National Museum of Ireland's annex on Merrion Row. Exhibits include jewellery, board games, and models of housing from the period showing how Dubliners lived.

Pat Wallace, Assistant Keeper at the National Museum of Ireland, says the discoveries help to paint a picture of life in Dublin at the time. He believes that the controversy over construction on the site harnessed public support for the work of the National Museum.

It is planned to add to the exhibition over the coming weeks and it will run throughout the summer.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 16 July 1985. The reporter is Conor Fennell.