Viking Longboat Project, Waterford

The Waterford Longboat Project was a FÁS Community Local Training Initiative in partnership with Waterford Museum of Treasures, Waterford City Council, Waterford Chamber of Commerce and the private sector.

The Waterford Longboat Project was a FÁS Community Local Training Initiative in partnership with Waterford Museum of Treasures, Waterford City Council, Waterford Chamber of Commerce and the private sector. Waterford City has strong links to its Viking heritage, and is the only city in Ireland that retains its Norse name "Vedrarfjordr". The project began in June 2010 to build a replica of the 10th Century Viking Longboat Skuldelev 6. There are 18 participants on the course under the supervision of Michael Power Course Co-ordinator and Michael Kennedy Shipwright. The participants are Evan Cleary, Emmett Mc Ardle, Michael Dunne, Neill Shanahan, Barry Gaule, Leonardo Carparelli, Wayne Matthews, Billy Crowley, Keith Irish, Declan Barry, Michael McKevitt, Edward Clarke, Neil Kelly, Anthony Browne, David Bible, John Walsh, Keith Currams and Joseph Coady. Photographs by Keith Currams, with additional photos by Billy Crowley. Background info on the Skuldelev 6 "Around the year 1070, five Viking ships were deliberately sunk at Skuldelev in Roskilde Fjord in order to block the most important fairway and to protect Roskilde from enemy attack from the sea. These ships, later known as the Skuldelev ships, were excavated in 1962. They turned out to be five different types of ships ranging from cargo ships to ships of war." http://www.facebook.com/pages/Viking-Ship-Museum/132360436803324?fref=ts&rf=110363952349733

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The Launch of Waterford's Longship. A short video with soundtrack by local musicians looking at this vessel's first taste of salty water.
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Keith Currams Photography

This piece has been a long time in the making but we're very happy to share this video of the launch of the Waterford Longboat "Vadrefjord" from way back in 2013.
It features footage from the launch day, with music & vocals by Thomas Whelan and recorded and arranged by Bill Stuart.
Thanks as well to the fine people who constructed the vessel, the Irish Naval Reserves for overseeing and handling the launch operation and also the people with the palfinger for looking after the logistics of getting the boat in the water.

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CALLING ALL VIKINGS: Volunteer Crew Needed for Transatlantic Voyage on a 115-Foot Longship

Would only love to be involved with this... http://wavetrain.net/news-a-views/706-calling-all-vikings-volunteer-crew-needed-for-transatlantic-voyage-on-a-115-foot-longship

wavetrain.net Man, if I were younger (and childless) I’d be all over this opportunity like a fly on excrement. Draken Harald Hårfagre (that’s “Dragon Harald Fairhair” in English) is a modern interpretation (rather than an accurate replica) of an old Viking longship that was built i

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Museum selling Viking ships to the public

Our friends in Roskilde are selling off some Longships http://cphpost.dk/news/museum-selling-viking-ships-to-the-public.9692.html

cphpost.dk The custom-built Viking ships are offered in a range of models, including the nearly ten-metre Gokstad Ship

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Viking Longboat Project in St. Patrick's Day Parade 2012

Attention Longboat Enthusiasts! Here's a little gem lost in the editing room for over a year: A short video piece on Waterford's Longboat in the St. Patrick's Day parade in 2012.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGKe4rSmMOY&feature=youtu.

Waterford Longboat Project's replica of the Skuldelev 6 as part of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in March 2012. www.facebook.com/Waterford.Longboat.Proj...

The Maine Dory

The Maine Dory

The Maine Dory

The Maine Dory

Longboat 10: Rudder, Mast, Rigging, Sail & Oars

Longboat 10: Rudder, Mast, Rigging, Sail & Oars

Longboat @ Reginalds Tower Winterval 2012

Longboat @ Reginalds Tower Winterval 2012

Longboat Launch 24-11-12

Today we launched a longboat!

Today we launched a longboat!

Viking Longboat Project, Waterford's cover photo

Barry Gaule

[03/11/12]   We are pleased and excited to announce that the Longship will feature in this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Waterford City!

Longboat 10: Rudder, Mast, Rigging, Sail & Oars

Longboat 10: Rudder, Mast, Rigging, Sail & Oars

Grindverk. Longboat House

Grindverk. Longboat House

Michael Dunne suveys the oar plans...

[12/26/11]   The Members of the Viking Longboat Project would like to wish everyone who has supported, helped and visited us a very Happy Christmas, and a successful and prosperous New Year!

Vikingeskibsmuseet Roskilde: Join the Sea Stallion

http://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk//en/about-us/join-the-sea-stallion/ The registration is closed unfortunately, but how exciting it would be to be a part of this.

vikingeskibsmuseet.dk In 2012 the Viking Ship Museum is planning a jubilee sailing. The plan is to send the Sea Stallion out into the Danish summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the excavations at Skuldelev.

Anthony Browne, Leonardo Carparelli & David Bible

Longboat 10: Rudder, Mast, Rigging, Sail & Oars

[10/28/11]   Today we rolled down the doors on the Longboat for the last time. She sleeps safe through the winter, tended by knowing hands, until Spring's warmth awakens her and reunites her crew for the maiden voyage.
In the meantime, the story continues in images and is kept alive by your interest and support. Eyes set on the future, and what next year will bring.

''C'mon like!''

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Viking boat burial find 'a first'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-15333852

bbc.co.uk Archaeologists are describing a Viking boat burial find as the most important discovery of its kind to be made on the UK mainland.

Longboat 10: Rudder, Mast, Rigging, Sail & Oars

Longboat 10: Rudder, Mast, Rigging, Sail & Oars

[09/23/11]   Work on the Longboat has slowed as we are knee deep in project certification and paperwork. Looking forward to getting back to work after this!

Longboat 9: Gunwhale, Stanchions, Breast Hook, Rudder

Longboat 9: Gunwhale, Stanchions, Breast Hook, Rudder

Keith Irish and the new arrival

[09/03/11]   BEST FRIDAY EVER. Photos coming soon. For anyone interested the New Ross Celtic River Festival will be on Today and Tomorrow, with a River raid, dragon boats, tours of the Dunbrody, a Medieval fayre on Sunday and also Longboats at the boat club.

[08/30/11]   The last week of construction gets off to a great start. Can't believe it has come around already.

The Maine Dory

The Maine Dory

The Bantry Gig. Repairs, Refit, Re-rig and Return

The Bantry Gig. Repairs, Refit, Re-rig and Return

[08/25/11]   Us lads on the Longboat Project would like to wish John Walsh the best of luck in all his future endeavors!

The Maine Dory

The Maine Dory

The Maine Dory

The Maine Dory

Our own Michael power being Interviewd by Mary Russel in Roskilde Viking Museum earlier this year.

Longboat 9: Gunwhale, Stanchions, Breast Hook, Rudder

Longboat 9: Gunwhale, Stanchions, Breast Hook, Rudder

Longboat 9: Gunwhale, Stanchions, Breast Hook, Rudder

Longboat 9: Gunwhale, Stanchions, Breast Hook, Rudder

[08/04/11]   Sterling work on the Ship the last few weeks. Rudder is well under way, Thwarts (seats) are being templated and the floor is being fitted.

Longboat 9: Gunwhale, Stanchions, Breast Hook, Rudder

Longboat 9: Gunwhale, Stanchions, Breast Hook, Rudder

The Bantry Gig. Repairs, Refit, Re-rig and Return

The Bantry Gig. Repairs, Refit, Re-rig and Return

The Bantry Gig. Repairs, Refit, Re-rig and Return

The Bantry Gig. Repairs, Refit, Re-rig and Return

Longboat 8: The Big Move and Tall Ships

Longboat 8: The Big Move and Tall Ships

[07/10/11]   Just a note, we shall be rowing the Bantry Gig with the ACSE this morning (Sunday 7th). Meeting at Waterford Boatclub @ 11.30 am and back by 4ish. Bring lunch!

Grindverk. Longboat House

Grindverk. Longboat House

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