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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship Contract Awarded

4th August 2010
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship Contract Awarded
Aiseanna Mara, which trades as Sail West, beat off competition from other bidders to secure the right to operate and maintain famine replica sailing ship the Jeanie Johnston. The Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) said in July that the ship would remain at its berth on Dublin's north quays and will be open for tours. 

The DDDA bought the ship in 2005 for about €2.5m and it has proved a popular static exhibit. A proposal that it be loaned free of charge to the Department of Defence, to replace the Asgard II as a training vessel, was turned down by the department.

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