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Jeanie Johnston has finally returned to her Dublin city-centre Liffey berth at Custom House Quay where is located the EPIC museum on Irish emigration that have organised guided walking tours about the historic port over the St. Patrick's weekend. Behind the tallship is the Samuel Beckett swing bridge (see related report link below) that also referred to the notable construction of 'Capital Dock' (right of Poolbeg stacks on the skyline) that is part of the Strategic Development Zone (SDZ).
Dublin Port
#WalkingTours – Award-winning guide and historian Pat Liddy will present special walking tours of Dublin’s historic docklands and the port as part of the St Patrick's Festival weekend. The tours are organised by EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum at the…
Tallship & Tallbuild: DCC owned museum barque Jeanie Johnston berthed unusually on the south quays of Dublin's 'Docklands'. The financial quarter is undergoing a revival in construction with the Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) notably with the emerging high-rise development of 'Capital Dock'. Afloat will have more to report on the relationship between fixed structures and ships (i.e. Belgium Navy's BNS Castor and astern LE Ciara) that call to the older inner city port. In the foreground are navigation lead-in posts that are part of the Samuel Becket swing-bridge.
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#JeanieDelayed - Once again delays to relocate tallship Jeanie Johnston to her normal home-berth closer to Dublin’s city-centre on the Liffey’s northside continue to beset the popular visitor tourist attraction, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported on Afloat, the delays…
Glory days. Asgard II at her best in a Tall Ships Parade in the Baltic in company with the Russian government’s Shtandart, a replica of a warship built by Peter the Great in the early 1700s.
W M Nixon
As we move into March each year, throughout Ireland Tall Ships enthusiasts will wistfully recall that it was in March 1981 that Ireland finally commissioned her own Tall Ship, a national flagship worthy of our aspirations, the Jack Tyrrell-designed and…
Jeanie Johnston is 'open' for tours though not at the above berth of Custom House Quay. Instead the barque is at temporary southside berth beyond the Samuel Beckett bridge (also pictured) along Sir John Rogersons Quay.
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#ShiftingBerths – One of Dublin’s floating tourist visitor attractions on the Liffey, tallship Jeanie Johnston which reopened after a historic drydocking, has still yet to return to her customary city-centre berth, writes Jehan Ashmore. Jeanie Johnston a replica of a…
Tours of the replica 19th century museum tallship, Jeanie Johnston begin next week. The barque is seen in Dublin Port earlier this week under tow following a historic drydocking and has since returned to a usual berth on the Liffey along Custom House Quay. On the right is the 'molassas' carrying tanker MS Simon which was reported on Afloat.ie also today: see under heading of Dublin Port
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#TallshipTimes - The reopening of a Dublin city centre tourist visitor attraction, the tallship Jeanie Johnston has been deferred by a week, writes Jehan Ashmore. As reported earlier this week the replica of the 19th century famine-emigrant tallship followed a…
Tall ship Helen Mary R has been lifted from the water to undertake the renewal of rigging and other repairs
Youth Sailing
The second round of selections for young people wanting to complete the ASPIRE360 Round Britain Challenge will be taking part in a special day at the Mount Batten Watersports and Activity Centre today in Plymouth. The 15, 14-18 year olds…
Jeanie Johnston assisted by tugs Shackleton and Beaufort to a temporary berth at North Wall Extension on Monday. This afternoon the barque is to complete the short passage upriver to Custom House Quay and reopen for tours this Friday. Note on the right in the background is the blue crane of the graving dry-dock from where the tallship vacated as the final ship to use the facility.
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#DublinsTallship - Jeanie Johnston which became the final ever vessel to use Dublin Port's last working graving dock is to return to her usual city-centre berth this afternoon, writes Jehan Ashmore. On Monday, the replica of a 19th century famine…
The Jeanie Johnston after departing Dublin's last drydock yesterday is seen at the Lead-In Jetty outside the entrance of the shiprepair /maintenance facility which is to be decommissioned. The barque without it upper section of the mizzen mast, was awaiting to be towed to a berth on the Liffey close to the Tom Clarke toll-bridge.
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#DryDocking – A replica 19th century famine emigrant tallship built to retrace Irish-north American history, Jeanie Johnston also made her own mark in Dublin Port yesterday as the final ship to use the capital’s last graving drydock, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Regina Caelis is still tied to the harbour and lying on her starboard side at Portaferry in Northern Ireland
Tall Ships
Afloat.ie has received an 'urgent' appeal for Tall Ship enthusiasts to help with a sunken 100–foot schooner in Portaferry Harbour.  William Mulhall says he wants to return the 1935–built vessel to her 'former glory' but is seeking the assistance of a…
Maritime journalist Marcus Connaughton was MC at a celebration of Sail Training in Ireland
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On Saturday 28th January 2017, Sail Training Ireland (STIRL) held their 5th Annual Prize Giving and Season Launch event in the Oak Room at the Mansion house in Dublin, courtesy of Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr writes Daragh Sheridan.…
Cutter Dagmar Aaen on passage through the Roaring forties
Tall Ships
This video clip (below) of Dagmar Aaen was shot during an Ocean Change expedition, while enroute from Ushuaia, Argentina to Piriapolis, Uruguay. Dagmar Aaen is a sturdy old time vessel originally built to be a fishing cutter in 1931. Though…
Trainees on a Safe Haven Ireland cruise on the Spirit of Oysterhaven
Tall Ships
Cork based Tall Ship Spirit of Oysterhaven sail training vessel & Safe Haven Ireland, a sail training charity that focuses on the integration of migrants in Irish society, and has won an international award at the International Sail Training Awards. These…
A traditional gaff rigged ketch, The Brian Boru, operates on the Waterford Estuary
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This Saturday (28th January), Sail training Ireland will hold their fifth Annual Prize giving and season launch event at the Mansion house in Dublin, courtesy of Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr. Cllr. Ruairi McGinley will be attending on behalf…
Jack Tyrrell in 1979 the great shed in Arklow in which Asgard II was built. He is seen foreground with the ship’s model which he used to promote the ideal at boat shows and to government ministers, while in the background Asgard II finally takes shape
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A massive fire in in Arklow has engulfed and destroyed what most people thought was a large warehouse beside the old Inner Dock writes W M Nixon. But it was in this “warehouse” in the late 1970s and early ’80s…
The Sail Training Ireland awards at Dublin Port Company
Tall Ships
Sail Training Ireland recently held an awards event to recognise recent trainees who had completed sail training voyages with the support of Dublin Port Company. Seven trainees were presented with their awards by Dublin Port CEO Eamonn O’Reilly. The highlight…
Sail-trainee, Stavros S Niarchos of the Tall Ships Youth Trust which docked in Dublin Port this afternoon
Tall Ships
#SailStavros – A French Navy fleet tanker replenishment vessel this morning departed Dublin Port and where a UK youth sail training ship arrived this afternoon, writes Jehan Ashmore. BCR Somme (A631) is a Durance class command and replenishment ship which…

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