A replica Viking longship arrives in Dublin following a six week voyage from Denmark.
The world's biggest replica Viking longship, The Sea Stallion From Glendalough, set sail from Denmark six and a half weeks ago. It is a reconstruction of a vessel which was built in the Dublin region in the eleventh century.
The Sea Stallion has sailed a thousand miles on its journey home.
The Sea Stallion arrived in Dublin from Denmark following a six week voyage. The purpose of the voyage was to learn more about the seamanship of early Norsemen. The longship was escorted to the Dublin docklands by a flotilla of vessels. In stark contrast to its predecessors, thousands of well-wishers lined the River Liffey to welcome the Sea Stallion as it docked at Custom House Quay.
Volunteer crew members Triona Nicholl and Diarmaid Murphy are delighted with the reception they have received in Dublin having completed a journey which had not been made for over a thousand years. Project manager Preben Rather Sorensen says that the voyage was emotional and tough at times.
The Sea Stallion will go on display at the National Museum of Ireland.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 August 2007. The reporter is Philip Bromwell.