The world’s longest wooden sword sculpture is now in place at it’s new home in the heart of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City.
The sculpture by John Hayes and James Doyle from Special Branch Carvings is 23 metres long.
It was a year in the planning and can be seen at Bailey’s New Street.
It was first unveiled at the Ploughing Championships. At that time The Norwegian ambassador to Ireland said the sword would form part of a new Viking Festival in Waterford next Easter.
Director of Waterford Treasures, Eamon McAneaney says it matches the wooden ship at Reginalds Tower and commemorates the 1100 anniversary of Reginald, King of Waterford becoming King of York in 918.