Sail Training Ireland will hold its seventh annual prize-giving and season launch event this Saturday 2 February at the Mansion House in Dublin, courtesy of Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring.
The event will see awards being presented to trainees who made an outstanding contribution to their individual voyages and to the charity in 2018.
Sail Training Ireland helps young people from all backgrounds and abilities to participate on training and self-development programmes on tall ships.
The organisation is the beneficiary of new State funding to the tune of €85,000 for young people with disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds to embark on tall ship training voyages.
Sail Training Ireland chief executive Daragh Sheridan hailed the announcement as “a hugely positive development” that would enable the charity “to offer the life-changing opportunity of sail training voyages to even more young people across the island of Ireland”.