Annagassan village in the townland of Ballynagassan, County Louth, Ireland. It sits where the River Glyde enters the Irish Sea.
It was first mentioned as Linn Duachaill in AD 841 when the establishment of a Viking longphort was recorded. This has subsequently been confirmed by archaeological work.Ciannachta people of Louth and north Meath. These early raids were sporadic coastal attacks by small seaborne forces; however, from the 830s, a new phase was characterised by larger fleets, which penetrated up navigable rivers and plundered extensive inland areas. There is a legend that one such Viking was stranded after a raid and settled there. The locals believe this Viking heritage is evidenced by the long-held residence of a seafaring man of "mythic proportions" and wild Scandinavian appearance and demeanour, known to the villagers as "The Bear".
Annagassan was once as important as the Viking settlement at Dubh Linn .edit sourceÂ | edit] Old style bilingual AA fingerpost
Bus Ãireann route 168 provides two journeys to Dundalk Mondays to Fridays inclusive and a solitary return journey from Dundalk. The morning journey from Annagassan serves Dromiskin. See also[edit sourceÂ | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland References[edit sourceÂ | edit] ISBN 0-19-211695-9. ^ Keogh, Elaine . "Unlocking the past: mythical Viking village really exists". Independent.ie. Retrieved 27 October 2011. ^ a b Macauley, Conor . "Linn Duchaill: Ireland's unlikely Viking capital". BBC News. Retrieved 27 October 2011. ^ http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1272289679-168.pdf
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Annagassan, Dunleer, Co. Louth