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Sat, 20 Apr



Voyage through the centuries

Embark on a legendary storytelling journey

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Voyage through the centuries
Voyage through the centuries

Time & Location

20 Apr 2024, 13:30 – 18:00

Ardglass, 9 Bath St, Ardglass, Downpatrick BT30 7WH, UK

About the event

Embark on an enchanting journey from Ardglass on a replica Viking Longship. Accompanied by Duane, a knowledgeable storyteller, regaling you with captivating tales from the journal of his ship owning great-great-great-grandfather. 

Feel the gentle sway of the boat beneath you as you glide along the shimmering waters of the Irish Sea. Legends of Saint Patrick, the Vikings, and Anglo-Normans come to life from this unique perspective. 

The six ancient castles of Ardglass stand proudly on the hillside, casting a watchful eye over the village. Outside of the harbour you navigate along the coastline, the rugged cliffs and secluded coves create a breath-taking backdrop, evoking a sense of adventure and exploration. 

This unforgettable voyage leaves you with lasting memories of a captivating seaside village.


- Introduction at Discover Ardglass before departure to Ardglass Marina.

- 4 rowers, a cox, and storytelling guide on a boat used in the Vikings television series.

- Hear stories of ancient people and traditions and folklore.

- View Ardglass’ six castles from the sea and gently explore the coast.

- Sharing snack platter of traditional seafaring food.


- Accompanied by expert rowers, option to try and row yourself.

- Wear appropriate clothing for seafaring. (Warm and waterproof clothing recommended.)

- Water, light snack, and sunscreen recommended.

- Sharing snack platter is complimentary. Consists of seafood (fish and bivalves) and gingerbread.


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