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The Sea Stallion from Glendalough 11.08.2007

On Tuesday, the 14th of August, the Sea Stallion from Glendalough (aka Havhingsten fra Glendalough) arrives at Custom House Quay in Dublin around 13.30. The ship is a reconstruction of Skuldelev 2, the ocean-going longship on display in the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark. The original ship was built in Dublin in 1042 and ended its days on the bottom of Roskilde Fjord at the end of the 11th century. The Sea Stallion was built at the Viking Ship Museum Boat yard using the methods, materials and tools of the Viking Age.

I'll be there, with a handful of scandinavian expats, to welcome the ship together with what sounds like a very official welcoming party. No, I won't be wearing a helmet. No, I won't be raping and pillaging either. I might have a beer though, and take some pictures as well.

The ship will be on display at the National Museum of Ireland, until next summer, where it will sail back to Denmark again.

Update: I went there today, and saw the ship, really interesting. Took some crap photos though I am afraid, will see if they are any good and maybe post them.

Update^2: Pictures are up, if you'd like a gander at them.

Comments

David Blangstrup | web / 19:25 / 11th of august / 2007

Totally cool! I have been following The Seastallions voyage on the blogs and moblogs and newsclips on DR. I am looking forward to the photos.

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