#kilrushmarina – Kilrush Marina on the Shannon Estuary has welcomed the three masted French Schooner Rara Avis. The 1958 built steel three master arrived into the marina yesterday from Brest. She was built in Holland to a Phillip Rhodes design and at 38m overall is the largest visitor into Kilrush Marina since it opened in 1991. Run by a charity, she carried a crew of 28 who enjoyed some time strolling around Kilrush and sampling the local County Clare hospitality.
The 24–year–old Kilrush marina has recently undergone a substantial revamp and is under new ownership and the management of marine industry stalwart, Kim Roberts.