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At 107 years old, the Dublin built former Irish Lights 'lightship' which was later converted to a three-masted schooner is seen above last year at Inveraray, Scotland. The 100ft vessel which had been a static maritime museum ship there on Loch Fyne for many years is to be finally restored into sea-going condition but based out of the Irish Sea port of Barrow, England.
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#tallships- Last year a visit to Scotland was made to investigate a former Irish Lights lightship dating to 1910 that in much more recent years had been a museumship there but is now to be found relocated in England to…
BBC 1 Songs of Praise Presenter Claire McCollum with the young cross border crew on the Brian Boru in Carlingford Lough.
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Following a day's filming on the stunning Carlingford Lough a cross border Atlantic Youth Trust voyage is set to feature on the BBC 1 Sunday staple, Songs of Praise, on 22 October. With weekly viewing numbers of over 1 million…
Jeanie Johnston seen undergoing repairs, notably at the stern and aft-mast while berthed at her current berth along Dublin's Custom House Quay.
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#tallships - The Dublin Inquirer poses the question is the Jeanie Johnston worth its cost?  It is since 2015 that Dublin City Council inherited the Jeanie Johnston from the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) and that has seen the council…
Jeanie Johnston may be relocated to a new nearby berth alongside the Epic Ireland museum along Dublin's North Wall Quays.
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#tallships - A €15m Irish replica famine ship, Jeanie Johnston may be on the move to a new berth alongside the Epic Ireland museum on the north Dublin quays. As the UK's The Times writes, Dublin city council is assessing…
Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald, County Mayor Declan Hurley, Brendan Keating, Ceo, Port Of Cork And Commodore Hugh Tully, F.o.c.n.s. Welcomed Young People That Sailed As Part Of The Cork Sail Training Bursary Scheme 2017
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A presentation ceremony took place in the Port of Cork to celebrate the achievement of 26 young people from all backgrounds and a range of abilities across Cork City and County who completed voyages aboard the Cork-Based Vessel Spirit of…
Sail Training Ireland Presents Awards For Waterford Bursary Voyages
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#TallShips - Sail Training Ireland’s 2017 Waterford Bursary Scheme voyages came to a successful conclusion on Friday at a presentation ceremony held in the historic Mayor’s Parlour in Waterford city’s town hall. Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Pat…
Avast, Me Hearties! Phoenix To Take Pride Of Place At Pirate-Themed Rush Harbour Festival This August Bank Holiday
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#TallShips - Phoenix, the tall ship owned by Cork man Shane McCarthy of marine film services firm Square Sail Ventures, will be the centrepiece of the Rush Harbour Festival this coming August Bank Holiday weekend. The 34m-tall, two-masted brig will…
The Irish Atlantic Youth Trust’s proposals are for a 40 metre all-Ireland sailing training barquentine as this artist's impression shows
Tom MacSweeney
Back in June I asked if there was sufficient joined-up thinking about the project for a new Irish tall ship – and why the Naval Service hasn’t taken a more active role in Irish sail training over the years, with…
The Spirit of Oysterhaven is headed for Glandore with a crew of international friendship
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Five Irish young people from Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon and five Syrian refugee young people also living in Ballaghaderreen, nominated by UNHCR Ireland, are currently taking part on a life-changing sailing voyage on board of the Spirit of Oysterhaven, Ireland’s largest…
France's oldest three-masted barque and in Europe, Belem (above upper saloon leading to stairwell ) which is open to the public in Cork on 28 July. In addition to opening held in Galway on 3rd August.
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#tallships – The impressive historic tallship Belem (1896), once the private yacht of the Guinness family, which opens to the public in Galway (see report) will also welcome on board those when docked in Cork on 28 July, writes Jehan…
The three-masted Belem dating to 1896 presents a magnificent sight along with a Galway hooker. The historic former cocoa bean carrying cargoship and one-time Guinness family owned yacht is to be open to the public in Galway Port on Thursday 3rd August.
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#tallships - The magnificent historic French tallship Belem dating to 1896 is to make a visit to Galway Port early next month and will be open to the public, writes Jehan Ashmore. 121 years ago the three-masted Belem was constructed…
The voyage will head for Limerick with eight teenagers from six countries including Ireland on board, as part of a Safe Haven Ireland voyage.
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#Tallships - Following the successful Seafest held in Galway the wooden sailing ketch Brian Boru has set sail from the mid-west port as the last ship to depart from the event. The Brian Boru is specifically modified for carrying passengers…
The Irish Atlantic Youth Trust’s proposals for a 40 metre all-Ireland sailing training barquentine received a boost at the weekend when Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expressed interest in the project at Galway Seafest
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The up-beat mood of the weekend’s Galway Seafest was moved several notches higher by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, when he revealed at Galway Port that his government is broadly in favour of the concept of an all-Ireland sail training ship, which…
The UK flagged Maybe underway off the east coast having anchored overnight off The Murrough, Wicklow. The ketch is seen heading northward bound for the Irish Maritime Festival, Drogheda that took place in mid-June
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#SailingBursary - As part of the Drogheda Sail Training Bursary Presentations to mark the fifth year of the local youth initiative a large gathering was held to celebrate the event.  The gathering was the largest ever event held in Drogheda…
On the Friday opening of Dublin Riverfest held earlier this month is seen the purpose-built spectator stand that is a novel feature for an Irish maritime festival. The stand was especially erected to overlook the tallships (including Shtandard also above), the flyboarding antics of Jet Man and those ThunderCats!
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#SpectatorStand - Looking back on the fifth Dublin Port Riverfest held over the June bank holiday the Liffey event attracted record crowds thronging the North Wall Quay, writes Jehan Ashmore. On the Saturday alone a record 41,500 visitors attended out…
The Phoenix Tall Ship on the River Boyne
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The Irish Maritime Festival will be centre-stage on RTE Nationwide tonight at 7.00pm on RTÉ One as the full half-hour programme is dedicated to its recent staging at Drogheda Port on the River Boyne. It will feature the Boyne Swim,…

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