Where have all the noble cranes gone? Where have all the stags disappeared to? Piled below in the tomb of this burdened pool A curse to those who corrupt these sacred woods A curse to those who taste this solemn water.
In 871 AD a Viking fleet of 200 ships returned to Dublin from Scotland filled with ‘a great prey of Angles and Britons and Picts’ (Annals of Ulster). These unfortunate captives would have been sold at Dublin’s large slave market.