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Vikings in Dublin

Viking raiders landed in Ireland in the late 8th century and founded Dublin in 841 A.D. They built a fort on the site of what is today Dublin Castle and also established a settlement along the bank of the Liffey at Wood Quay. Much of their trade was in silver, slaves and piracy. Following their defeat by Brian Boru in 1014 they integrated with the Irish people, adopting Christian beliefs.

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