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Sail Training Ireland Chief Executive Welcomes New State Funding For Youth Voyages

24th January 2019
Deaf and hearing-impaired children set out on a six-day sail training voyage aboard the tall ship Pelican of London last summer Deaf and hearing-impaired children set out on a six-day sail training voyage aboard the tall ship Pelican of London last summer Photo: Afloat.ie

Sail Training Ireland chief executive Daragh Sheridan has hailed the recently announced Government funding for young people with disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds to take part in tall ships training voyages as “a hugely positive development for the charity”.

Sheridan added that the funding “will enable [Sail Training Ireland] to offer the life-changing opportunity of sail training voyages to even more young people across the island of Ireland.

“It will also mean that we can expand our inclusion voyages that ensure people of all abilities can participate.

“I believe that the Government decision was positively influenced by the highly respected individuals and organisations who already support us.”

Sheridan also expressed his thanks to Paul Kehoe, Minister of State at Department of Defence, and Finian McGrath, Minister of State for Disability Issues, for their support.|

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