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Tall Ship Sailing News in Ireland. Events from Around the Country
The broken mast of Harlingen lying across its foredeck
A wooden mast which broke suddenly on a Dutch historic sailing ship and killed three people on its deck had been rotting for at least four years beforehand, the Dutch Safety Board has found. In the two years prior to…
The 164ft Grace O’Malley makes her Cork Harbour debut
Tall ship Grace O'Malley arriving in Cork Harbour this evening for a weekend visit to Leeside to show herself to the public. The 164-ft ship is due to be in the city until Tuesday. As reported in numerous articles in…
A dream emerges from the mist - ST Grace O'Malley Arrives In The Liffey
When we remember that as recently as 1576, the most memorable visit to the Dublin area by the Connacht Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley resulted in her kidnapping of the heir to Howth Castle in a dispute about the hospitality -…
A heart-stirring sight – Grace O’Malley under full sail
In recent days, we’ve seen celebrations honouring the super-star young sailors who have brought major international sailing medals of gold, silver and bronze home to Ireland and their rightfully-delighted families and cheering local clubs. These are sailors whose special talent…
Grace of Malley, a 164-ft tall ship, destined to be the island of Ireland's sail trainee for youths, is to visit Warrenpoint Port and open to free public access as part of the Loughside Festival
Grace O'Malley, a 164-ft tall ship which drew considerable attention in Derry and Belfast as Afloat reported, and which is destined to serve the island of Ireland as a training vessel for young people as part of the Atlantic Youth…
Lord Mayor of Belfast, Tina Black presents Captain Gerry Burns with an official plaque of Belfast that will be presented to the Mayors of Dublin and Cork where the Grace O'Malley will visit later this month. From L-R -  Brian O'Malley (Ship’s Chief Operations Officer), Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Tina Black, Captain Gerry Burns, Catherine Noone (Development Director, Atlantic Youth Trust)
The Grace O’Malley was a massive attraction in Derry last month at the Maritime Festival, said the Captain, Gerry Burns, whose home is in Newcastle Co. Down The 164-ft tall ship is destined to serve Ireland as a training vessel…
Tall ship adventures as The Brian Ború set sail from Cork City's quays today, with 10 young trainee sailors, as part of an initiative with Sail Training Ireland
Tall ship, The Brian Ború has set sail from Cork's city centre quays today, with 10 young trainee sailors and 3 crew on board, as part of an annual initiative with Sail Training Ireland. The Sail Training Bursary scheme, supported…
Fifty young Irish trainees have taken part in an intensive week-long voyage as crew members of three different sailing vessels. They received their certificates of completion of the Sail Training Ireland Asgard Armada Voyage 2022 from Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers at a special awards ceremony in Dublin’s Docklands. The participants were nominated to take part by various youth organisations throughout the country
Fifty exceptional young Irish trainees, who took part in an intensive week-long voyage as crew members of three different sailing vessels, today received their certificates of completion from Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers at a special awards ceremony…
The Argentinian tall ship “Libertad” pictured sailing into Dublin Port today
Dublin Port and the Embassy of Argentina in Dublin have welcomed one of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 340-foot-long Libertad, on a two-day visit to Dublin. She is berthed at Berth 18, next to the 3Arena, and will be…
A message from Grace O'Malley - 'Young people of the Island of Ireland - This is Your Ship'
Grace O’Malley or in Irish, Grainne Ni Maille, was the head of the O Maille dynasty in the west of Ireland. She is a well-known historical figure in sixteenth-century Irish history and in popular culture often referred to as "The…
Lt Sean Flood at the helm of the Erskine & Molly Childers ketch Asgard in 1961
Afloat.ie joins with his extended family and many friends in sailing and the business world in wishing Sean Flood of Howth a happy 90th Birthday this week. The very epitome of enthusiasm, energy and optimism both ashore and afloat, Sean…
The 130 year old Brixham Trawler 'Leader' leaves Newry's historic Victoria Lock to navigate the Newry Ship Canal on the way to the vessel's new home at the Albert Basin in Newry where it will be used for the benefit of the local community.
A 130-year-old heritage tall ship named ‘Leader’ has docked in Newry, Co.Down where it will be used for the benefit of the local community. The Brixham trawler was formerly a survivor of the fleets of sailing fishing boats that once…
Tall Ship Fridtjof Nansen will arrive in Bristol tomorrow and will be sailing in Irish waters this summer
Seas Your Future (SYF), the youth development charity and owner of the tall ship Pelican of London that works closely with Sail Training Ireland has acquired a second tall ship, the Fridtjof Nansen, to satisfy the increase in demand in recent…
A UK based sailing charity, The Jubilee Sailing Trust Southampton offering experiences for those with disabilities could face closure. Above the JST's barque, Tenecious which AFLOAT adds has visited Irish ports and is currently the only sea-going tall ship in the world that can be sailed by a mixed ability crew, including disabled people, those with mental health conditions or long-term ill-health issues, and the socially isolated.
In the UK a charity based in Southampton which is offering tallship sailing experiences for those with disabilities could face closure unless it raises £500,000 to keep afloat. As ITV News reports, The Jubilee Sailing Trust says it will be…
The 1892-built Heritage Tall Ship Leader will arrive in Northern Ireland this month
Silvery Light Sailing is Northern Ireland’s only Maritime Heritage Community Boatworks and Sail Training Charity and it has just been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £244,975 for the acquisition of the 1892-built Heritage Tall Ship Leader and…
The Atlantic Youth Trust Charity says the 164ft Tradewind schooner (above) it has identified will act as the new ‘flagship’ for introducing young people across the island of Ireland to maritime and careers.
Tonight RTE Nationwide will broadcast a feature on a planned new sail training tall ship for Ireland. As Afloat first reported last October, the new ship is intended to replace the lost Asgard II.   The 17-minute piece by Donal Byrne documents…

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