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Tall Ships Coming to Dublin's New River Festival

20th March 2013
Tall Ships Coming to Dublin's New River Festival

#tallships – Sail Training Ireland have announced the visit of a number of Tall and Small-Ships to Dublin this summer. The 6 ships will sail from Belfast to Dublin, and arrive in Port in time for the Dublin Port River Festival (June Bank Holiday Weekend). This is an amazing opportunity open to anyone interested in experiencing life at sea on a traditional ship and sailing into the Capital on a tall ship voyage.

The ships are scheduled to arrive in Dublin on the 31st of May and will be in port for the June bank holiday weekend as part of the festival. You can sail into Dublin port on board one of the six majestic, traditional ships. They leave Belfast on the 28th of May and arrive in Dublin on the 31st May.

The berths cost €320 each for four days aboard.

The hope is to make this initiative an annual sail-training programme to Dublin. There will be six ships taking part: The Pelican of London, Soteria, Johanna Lucretia, Ruth, Irene and Gulden Leeuw (Images right).

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cnsllr Naoise Ó Muirí recently said: "One of the huge benefits of the Tall Ships is the experience offered to the trainees that take part in voyages. Through Sail Training Ireland, Dublin City Council together with Dublin Port Company funded 40 young people to sail on the ships from Spain to Dublin City during the Tall Ships Races (2012). This is a life changing experience that challenges ordinary young people to achieve their full potential and opens their horizons to great possibilities. Sail Training Ireland is making this experience available to all Irish people regardless of social, economic, physical or other circumstances. As Admiral of the Port, this is precisely the kind of activity that I support as a means of integrating the people of Dublin with its maritime heritage."

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