A burial in a wooden ship under a mound. The custom was reserved for those who were particularly honoured in Scandinavia and parts of the British Isles in the pagan Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods (6th-11th centuries ad).
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- There was clear evidence of a second ship burial, along with several cremations.
- According to one expert, a special ship burial existed in the Viking society in which a body was cremated and buried inside a ring of stones shaped like a boat.
- All indications now suggest that this may have been a Viking ship burial, the only one found in Ireland.