Students from Youthreach Cappawhite embarked on their first voyage of the year when they decided to revisit the footsteps of Sitric, the Norse King of Dublin of the 10th century.
Youthreach Cappawhite’s ruling of the highways, byways and canals of the city only lasted for a day as they sailed the canal basin and took in many of the iconic buildings of the capital.
Great viking roars could be heard outside the gates of Trinity College and Christ Church Cathedral. Needless to say, the greatest roar was heard over by the Government Buildings as the Tipperary contingent let the ruling elite know they were in town. The trip to Dublin kicked off with a visit to the Natural History museum, affectionately known as the Dead Zoo, which has been in existence since 1857 and hosts over 10,000 exhibits. Native animals such as the skeleton of the giant Irish deer and mammals of the world such as elephants and polar bears are on display in all their glory. The day trip, which was only a little shorter than Sitric’s ruling of the city, was a great success.