Archaeologists have uncovered a Viking settlement, on what was once an island in Dublin's Temple Bar.

The two Viking homes were found during excavations at Meeting House Square in advance of building work at the site.

It is believed the settlement was built on an island in the River Poddle in the 10th or 11th century before it was destroyed by flood waters.

A number of pottery artefacts from a later date have also been discovered during the dig, which began two weeks ago.

Four large retractable umbrellas are to be built at the site for shelter during outdoor events.

The dig is expected to last six weeks.

A number of events planned in celebration of Temple Bar's 20th anniversary have been moved to other spaces in Temple Bar.

Viking settlements have also been discovered further up the River Liffey.