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Description

What was Dublin like in Viking times? Dublin was an important bustling port where Vikings came to trade. They got on well with the local people, and many cafes, shops and streets have names that reflect Viking times, for example, Fishamble Street, which was the Vikings’ main street.
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18 May 2007

Classroom Ideas

Children could use this clip as stimulus to research reasons why the Viking legacy is so evident in modern day Dublin. They might investigate shop, street and café names that link to the Vikings. Pupils could map the trade routes during the Viking period and investigate if any are still used today.