Danish replica of Viking ship sets sail for Ireland

From the CBC: Danish replica of Viking ship sets sail for Ireland.

A 30-metre replica of a Viking longship glided out of Denmark’s Roskilde fjord Sunday, with 65 crew members determined to sail the ship across the North Sea and around Scotland to Ireland.

Irish Environment Minister Dick Roche was among the roughly 4,000 people watching the Sea Stallion of Glendalough begin the attempt to relive the perilous journey its Viking forebear made 1,000 years ago.

The ship is billed as the world’s biggest and most ambitious Viking ship construction.

It was modelled after a warship excavated in 1962 from the Roskilde fjord after being buried in the seabed for nearly 950 years. [continue]