Vikings established a number of settlements along the coast of Ireland. According to today’s edition of The Daily Chronicle, the in-house publication here at Ida Culver Broadview, it was on July 10 988 when the Vikings first sailed up the Liffey and founded a settlement, which grew to be the City of Dublin.
Ten years or so ago in 2007 I followed the journey of the Sea Stallion and watched the ship sail up the Liffey to reach modern Dublin. It was very exciting to watch the finale of this re-enactment of a voyage made almost 1000 years ago, the difficult voyage from Denmark to Dublin. We were part of a very large cheering and welcoming crowd.