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Jeanie Johnston Tours Cancelled Over Youths Jumping Off Rigging Into Liffey Waters

18th July 2021
File image of the Jeanie Johnston on Dublin’s Custom House Quay
File image of the Jeanie Johnston on Dublin’s Custom House Quay Credit: Jehan Ashmore

Tours of the Jeanie Johnston Famine ship in Dublin city centre were cancelled this weekend over safety issues arising from young people jumping off the tall ship’s rigging, as RTÉ News reports.

The attraction’s manager John O’Neill said the anti-social posed a danger not only to his staff but to the youths themselves.

Such dangerous diving has been an issue in Dublin’s Docklands for many years, with the Irish Coast Guard previously warning that such activity amounts to “literally jumping into the unknown”.

RTÉ News has more on the story HERE.

Published in Water Safety, Tall Ships
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