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Royal Cork's 300th Anniversary Flag is Hoisted In Cork Harbour at Beaufort Cup Dinner (Photo Gallery)

19th July 2018
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Commodore of the Naval Service Michael Malone, Minister of State Paul Kehoe TD, Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Pat Farnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Mick Finn Lord Mayor of Cork, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Mark Mellett and Vice Admiral of Royal Cork Colin Morehead Commodore of the Naval Service Michael Malone, Minister of State Paul Kehoe TD, Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Pat Farnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Mick Finn Lord Mayor of Cork, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Mark Mellett and Vice Admiral of Royal Cork Colin Morehead Photo: Photo Bob Bateman

Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th anniversary flag bearing the inscription 'where it all began' was hoisted for the first time in Cork Harbour last night during the celebratory black-tie gala dinner for the Beaufort Cup Services competition, underway this week as part of Cork Week Regatta.

Photo gallery by Bob Bateman below

At a 170-guest gala dinner hosted by the Irish Naval Service on Haulbowline Island, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD was joined by a second Government Minister, Minister of State Paul Kehoe at the Dept of the Taoiseach and Defence, to launch the celebrations that will see Cork Week 2020 Regatta as an important part of the year-long celebrations in two years time.

Beaufort Cup dinner4The 300th RCYC anniversary flag is hoisted by the Navy Photo: Bob Bateman

Beaufort Cup dinner2Patricia Greene of Volvo (left) with Commandant Barry Byrne, skipper of the defence forces entry in the Beaufort Cup and guests Photo: Bob Bateman

Beaufort Cup dinner5The RNLI Baltimore Beaufort Cup crew Photo: Bob BatemanBeaufort Cup dinner5Guests attend the flag hoisting ceremony Photo: Bob Bateman

Royal_Cork_300_flagThe Royal Cork's 300th Anniversary flag flying in Haulbowline Photo: Bob Bateman

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