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Brush Up Your French at the Routes des Princes

12th June 2013
Brush Up Your French at the Routes des Princes

#RoutesDesPrinces – Alliance Francais welcomes you to their stand in Dun Laoghaire Harbour during the weekend of 22-23 June when the Route des Princes fleet make their five-day stopover.

Stroll along to the pier stall (10am-6pm both days) where there will lots of surprises for the whole family and a chance to win one of our Summer courses! Plus face-painting, a book sale, lucky draw and more!

The sailing spectacle which started this week continues to 30 June and is open to all multihulls of 50ft and on race a tour of Europe that focuses on the regional and the local, taking a dozen crews from Valencia in southern Spain, the Bay of Morlaix in Brittany, the Portuguese capital Lisbon, Dún Laoghaire and Plymouth in Cornwall.

Roscoff is to be the venue for the grand finale festival, 'Between Land and Sea' and where the Route des Princes aims to be an altogether different kind of race to celebrate, meet new people and experiencing new cultures – so that is what it's all about.


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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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