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Jimmy Murray of Dublin is April's Afloat.ie "Sailor of the Month" (Environmental)

1st May 2021
The Irish Nautical Trust may have been functioning for years, but Jimmy Murray's enthusiasm is unabated
The Irish Nautical Trust may have been functioning for years, but Jimmy Murray's enthusiasm is unabated Credit: Conor McCabe

Jimmy Murray, Director of the Irish Nautical Trust in Dublin, is our "Sailor of the Month" for April in the Environmental category for the key role he played in the commissioning of the purpose-built Liffey Sweeper, which appropriately made its debut with the backing of Dublin Port on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd.

The well-established Irish Nautical Trust has been active for years in bringing the port and the young people of the city together in various projects. But the innovative concept of the marine-debris-gathering Liffey Sweeper has captured public imagination in a special way by pressing all the right buttons regarding many contemporary concerns.

Working with leading waste-recycling companies, the Sweeper is operating in the Liffey from Butt Bridge seawards, and will also gather rubbish in the Dodder and the Tolka Estuary. With the busy City of Dublin and the highly active Dublin Port located cheek-by-jowl with an Internationally-Recognised Biosphere, the value of the work being done by Jimmy Murray and his young crews simply cannot be over-estimated.

"Whither, O Splendid Ship…..?" If Handsome is as Handsome does, then the totally purpose-designed Liffey Sweeper is a very handsome vessel indeed. Photo: Conor McCabe"Whither, O Splendid Ship…..?" If Handsome is as Handsome does, then the totally purpose-designed Liffey Sweeper is a very handsome vessel indeed. Photo: Conor McCabe

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