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Dunbrody's Dawn Departure for €700,000 Dry Dock Makeover

8th March 2021
The Dunbrody replica famine ship berthed at the Co. Wexford inland port was towed downriver to the nearby New Ross Boat Yard. The Dunbrody replica famine ship berthed at the Co. Wexford inland port was towed downriver to the nearby New Ross Boat Yard. Credit: New Ross-facebook

The tallship Dunbrody Famine Ship was brought by tug across the Barrow last Monday to New Ross Boat Yard to go into dry dock for three months, during which time she will have extensive works carried out.

Work began on removing the (20 year old replica) vessel and the gangways from 5 a.m.

A crane was used to lift the gangway onto a truck and to disengage the rollers from the piles, prior to a tug bringing her safely across the river on a high tide, where she slipped into dry dock at 8 a.m.

Preparatory work was carried out over the previous fortnight.

Dunbrody Experience Visitor Centre CEO Sean Connick thanked local boat owners and New Ross Boat Yard staff for their work, along with Tom Byrne and John Dimond.

Further reading from the New Ross Standard here. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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