Thursday, 13 November 2008

Viking warship to begin homeward journey

A Viking warship will be hoisted out of the National Museum today in preparation of its journey back to Denmark.

The Sea Stallion will be lifted about 150ft out of Clarke Square, Collins Barracks, where it has been on show to the public for the last nine months.

The vessel sailed back into Dublin last August, almost 1,000 years after its original departure.

Weather permitting, it will be gently lowered into the main museum car park at 3pm in preparation for her return voyage to Denmark.

Then at 2am the replica vessel will be lifted over the Luas track to the quays where it will be carried on a low-loader to Dublin port.

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