Havhingsten – The Sea Stallion from Glendalough

Havhingsten er et kunstværk, intet mindre. Jeg ville gerne have været tilstede, da det originale skib blev bygget af træ høstet i Glendalough i Wicklow, i Irland.

I kan læse mere om Glendalough i denne reklame for Hebor.dk, der arranger rejser til Irland: Oase midt i vildsomme bjerge

“Glendalough er en dal i Wicklow Mountains i Irland. Dalen ligger omkring 60 km syd for Dublin i Wicklow Nationalpark i County Wicklow.

Glendalough er et gammelt kristent pilgrimsted, med en historie, der daterer sig mere end 1500 år tilbage. Dalen omfatter to smukt beliggende søer – den øvre og den nedre sø – og rummer derudover et gammelt klosterkompleks med kirker og andre bemærkelsesværdige bygninger. De mest bemærkelsesværdige bygninger er det specielle og mere end 1000 år gamle 33 meter høje runde tårn, samt den endnu ældre kirke Kevins Kitchen (opkaldt efter den kristne prædikant og helgen Sankt Kevin, som grundlagde kirken under sit ophold i dalen i slutningen af 500-tallet). Begge disse bygninger samt klosterkomplekset daterer sig tilbage til før vikingernes ankomst til Irland. Dalen er en stor turistattraktion i Irland med et stort informativt besøgscenter, ligesom der er mange vandremuligheder i omegnen.

Vikingeskibet Skuldelev 2, der ligger på Vikingeskibsmuseet i Roskilde er oprindeligt bygget i Irland af tømmer fra Glendalough, og det er også årsagen til at den rekonstruerede version af Skuldelev 2 hedder Havhingsten fra Glendalough.” Wikipedia

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7 Comments on “Havhingsten – The Sea Stallion from Glendalough

  1. It would be marvelous to sail in the Sea Stallion, Hanna. What a wonderful experience it would be. I shall havew to watch those videos again of it sailing to Dublin.
    All the best, Alen

    • Hi Alen. Thanks for reminding me of those great videos!!! I will add a link in my post as well as here.
      The link here is special because it contents a video about the kitchen facilities and the meals on-board of the Sea Stallion. I know you are interested in my packed lunch 🙂 Give me a hint if you can’t ‘receive’ the video: The Sea Stallion
      For the benefit of you and other who might read my reply to you there is also a link to the voluntary group of The Sea Stallion with loads of information and videos: Havhingsten fra Glendalough
      er på Facebook.

      Cheers for now,
      Hanna

      • You have set me off now, Hanna. I clicked the links and ended up watching the BBC Time Watch special about the voyage from Denmark to Dublin – one hour and thirty minutes. I’m ready for a voyage myself now, but I don’t think I could eat all that porridge day after day.

      • You made me laugh, Alen. The porridge also gave me second thoughts 🙂 But I’m sure that after a very cold and wet night you need and appreciate the warmth and energy the porridge gives.
        I do hope you will enter the ship one day.
        All the best,
        Hanna

  2. Thank you Hanna for this great post. You have reminded me about my visit to Glendalough a few years ago. If I can find the photos I’ll put them onto my blog

    • Hey Ash. That is great. I also have a conversation going on with a woman in Ireland. She sends the most tempting pictures from her her daily walks on the trails in Glendalough 🙂
      All the best,
      Hanna

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