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Famine Replica Ship Dunbrody to Remain Dry-Docked For Weeks as Repairs Continue

22nd June 2021
The Dunbrody tallship along the quay in New Ross, Co. Wexford The Dunbrody tallship along the quay in New Ross, Co. Wexford Credit: TallShipsIreland-facebook

The famine replica tallship Dunbrody is taking longer to repair than expected, meaning it will be at least late July before it is back moored outside the visitor centre, according to the New Ross Standard.

It was early March when the vessel was tugged across the Barrow to New Ross Boat Yard to go into dry dock, set to return in late May or early June.

Dunbrody Experience Visitor Centre CEO Sean Connick said works have gone a little slower than expected. 'It will be late July but she will look fabulous.'

Serious structural issues in the vessel were exposed in November when its foremast snapped in two in November, prompting a section of the boardwalk to be sealed off. This highlighted the urgent need for repairs for the 176ft, 20-year-old vessel, which attracts around 65,000 visits annually.

€700,000 was set aside for the repair works.

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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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