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Tall Ship 'Tenacious' sailing in strong winds
Sail Training Ireland has announced the launch of its 2021 Tall Ship voyage calendar (download below) coming after the disappointing decision to have to cancel its 2020 voyages due to COVID-19. Next year will see some new and exciting projects…
A Tall Ship visit on Dublin Bay during a Sail Traing Ireland event on the river Liffey
Sail Training Ireland has confirmed the difficult decision to cancel all its Tall Ship voyages for 2020 due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 virus. The objective of STI is youth development rather than just teaching people to sail.…
The proposed 2020 Tall Ships Race route
Sail Training International has announced that due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Tall Ships Races 2020 has been postponed until next year – the first time this has happened since the event was first held in 1956. The Tall Ships…
Authenticity personified. The restored 1921-built 77ft Lowestoft Trawler Excelsior on a misty morning in Cork Harbour, July 1991
Lock-down leads to break-out. I hadn’t heard from Graham Diamond in years. But a pre-coronavirus DBOGA talk in Poolbeg Yacht Club in January by Peter Lyons and Stu Spence of Strangford Lough about racing the latter’s 34ft 1910-built Vilia as…
Three of the Irish crew from the SV Tenacious arrive in Cobh
A group of Transition Year students stepped into a strange new world when they disembarked from a month at sea on a tall ship sail training voyage. The eight teenagers arrived in Cork Harbour on Tuesday 7 April on the…
Onboard STS Tenacious in Antigua: (left to right) Aileen Kelleher, Daniel Wilson, Andy Saunders and Mike Oughton.
Two Cork Software employees are onboard the Sail Training Tall Ship Tenacious in the West Indies this week as part of a volunteer programme to give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place…
The tallship (barque) Dunbrody berthed alongside the Dunbrody Emigrant Experience visitor centre in New Ross, Co. Wexford.
An Award of Excellence has been won by the Dubrody Emigrant Ship for attaining a rating of 92 per cent+ from its clients. The tallship at the Dunbrody Experience visitor centre, reports Wexford People, was one of 71 tourist attractions…
Outstanding trainees - (from left to right) Erin Englishby, Colaiste na Hinse & Ronan Collins, St. Joeseph’s C.B.S.
The “Drogheda Sail Training Bursary” was once again highlighted at the Annual Sail Training Ireland Awards Ceremony last week in the Mansion House. The CEO of Sail Training Ireland, Mr. Darragh Sheridan acknowledged the Drogheda bursary scheme as the first…
Sail Training Ireland recruits man the yard on a Tall Ship voyage
Trainees who made outstanding contributions to the Tall Ships voyages organised in 2019 by the charity Sail Training Ireland in 2019 will be recognised at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the Mansion House, courtesy of the Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe…
Minister Michael D’Arcy Jnr presenting €400,000 to Dunbrody Experience. Front: Walter O’Leary, Chairman Dunbrody Trust, Sean Connick CEO and Minister Michael D’Arcy Jnr. Back: George Walsh, Frances Ryan and Willie Fitzharris, board members
Funding of around €400,000 from the Government has been allocated towards maintenance works on the Dunbrody Famine Ship over recent years. The funding, according to the New Ross Standard, has been used to carry out essential works to the tallship…
Vilia in 1910, as designed by amateur naval architect Vincent Craig with gaff sloop rig. In 1991 under a gaff yawl rig, she was one of the smallest participants in the Tall Ships race from Cork to Belfast
Tall Ships and Sail Training? Everyone will immediately think of stately clipper-bowed cathedrals of sail making their elegant and timeless way across the high seas, driven along under acres of square-sailed cloth, spreading the gospel of international fellowship and the…
The Libertad arriving at Dublin Port earlier today
Dublin Port Company and the Embassy of Argentina in Dublin have welcomed one of the world’s largest tall ships, the 340-foot-long Libertad, which sailed into Dublin today (Friday 1 November) for a five-day visit to the capital. As previously reported…
The Libertad arrives in Dublin Port at lunchtime tomorrow
One of the world’s largest tall ships, the Libertad will arrive in Dublin Port tomorrow, Friday 1 November 2019 for a five-day visit to the capital. Owned by the Argentinian Navy and carrying 280 crew, the tall ship will arrive…
Sail Training Ireland Shortlisted For Charity Impact Awards
Sail Training Ireland has been shortlisted for the Charity Impact Awards 2019 which are run by The Wheel, the national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. As part of the next step there is a public…
The "Eye of the Wind" is 109 years old, sails under UK flag, and is considered to be a "sailing legend" in the maritime world.
The traditional Tall Ship sailing vessel "Eye of the Wind" will reach Dublin Port within the next few days. The "Eye of the Wind" is 109 years old, sails under UK flag, and is considered to be a "sailing legend"…
The three-masted Barquentine Pelican of London alongside at the Port of Cork
The Tall Ship Pelican of London evoked memories of days gone by alongside at the Port of Cork quays on the River Lee last night writes Bob Bateman. The part clipper, part pirate ship was back in Cork Harbour a fortnight…

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