Sea Stallion Viking ship sails into Dublin

Tuesday 14 August 2007 22.17
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Sea Stallion - Made six-week journey from Denmark to Dublin
Sea Stallion - Made six-week journey from Denmark to Dublin
Sea Stallion - Will be on view in Collins Barracks
Sea Stallion - Will be on view in Collins Barracks
Sea Stallion supporters - Came to welcome the ship
Sea Stallion supporters - Came to welcome the ship

The Sea Stallion, a replica Viking longship, has sailed into Dublin Port, ending its six-week journey from Denmark.

The 30-metre longship and 65 crew were met by the LE Rosin and two Dublin Port Company tug boats, which provided a ceremonial escort for the ship as it sailed into Dublin Bay and moored at Custom House Quay.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paddy Burke, and representatives of the Irish and Danish governments officially welcomed the ship.

The Sea StallionThe Sea Stallion is an exact replica of a vessel built in Dublin in 1042.

The original ship was in use until the end of the 11th century when she was scuttled to block the Roskilde Fjord in Denmark.

The Sea Stallion will go on public view at Collins Barracks in Dublin before sailing back to Denmark next year.

Visit our Viking website for all the details of the Sea Stallion's journey from Denmark to Dublin.