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Tall Ships kicks off with 80,000 turnout in Waterford

1st July 2011
Tall Ships kicks off with 80,000 turnout in Waterford

With an estimated 80,000 people turning out to welcome the Tall Ships yesterday, things are hotting up in Waterford. Aswell as the Tall Ships themselves there are craft and food villages in the city centre throughout the weekend. Traffic restrictions are in place over the three-day event so plan for some delays. The Tall Ships sail out on Sunday morning to start the race.

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Russian Ship, Mir, docked at the northern quays in Waterford, at 109m in length, it is the largest of the Tall Ships.

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A view of the smaller ships docked down the south quays in Waterford

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Polish Ship the Wylde Swan, one of the last ships to arrive for the festival.

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Norwegian Ship, Christian Radich docked at the northern quays.

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Fireworks Display to end the days festivities.

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