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Tall Ships Parade of Sail on Dublin Bay

4th June 2018
Tall Ship Bellem departs Dublin Bay accompanied by local yacht Ruth II Tall Ship Bellem departs Dublin Bay accompanied by local yacht Ruth II Photo:

A flotilla of yachts and pleasure craft including sailing dinghies, RIBs and angling craft gathered off Dun Laoghaire Harbour today to wish Bon Voyage to 16 Tall Ships who visited Dublin Bay over the Bank Holiday weekend and are now en route to France.

As reported earlier, a Parade of Sail of Tall Ships came down the River Liffey and out into Dublin Bay under full sail in light winds to be the final spectacle in a festival that has attracted an estimated 100,000 visitors to the Port area over the 4-day stopover in Dublin.

Organised by Sail Training International the stopover in Dublin was hosted by Dublin City Council, Waterways Ireland & Dublin Port Company. 450 crew, 50 of whom were Irish trainees, took part in GAA games, Water kayaking, paddle boarding, as well as turning their boats out in ship shape for public visits.

"Up to 100,000 visitors came into Dublin Docklands; Grand Canal Dock and Sir John Rogersons Quay"

Up to 100,000 visitors came into Dublin Docklands; Grand Canal Dock and Sir John Rogersons Quay to visit the splendid ships over Saturday and Sunday.

With temperatures soaring, visitors enjoyed free public tours of the ships, street animation and got to know their capital city a little better. 

See our gallery of Tall Ship Photos departing Dublin below: 

Tall Ship Lord Nelson 3147Tall Ship Lord Nelson Photo:

Tall Ship Belle Poule 3169Tall Ship Belle Poule Photo:

Tall Ship DeGallant 3231Tall Ship DeGallant Photo:

Tall Ship Morgenster 3256Tall Ship Morgenster Photo:

Tall Ship Maybe 3261Tall Ship Maybe Photo:

Tall Ship Pelican of London 3284Tall Ship Pelican of London Photo:

Tall Ship johanna lucretia 3316Tall Ship Johanna Lucretia Photo:

Tall Ship arawak 3332Tall Ship Arawak Photo:

Tall Ship Atyla 3360Tall Ship Atyla Photo:

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