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The Astrid "Gathering at Sea" for July Sail-Away
#TallShips - Sail Training Ireland and Dutch based At Sea Sail Training are to the host the "Gathering at Sea" between 14-28 July. This event will see the Tall Ship Astrid sail from Southampton to Cherbourg via Kinsale. The 14…
'Gift of Youth' Set to Sail into Dublin Bay
#TallShips – This Thursday the tallship Dar Mlodziezy, a fully rigged A class sail-training vessel of the Gdynia Maritime University (a state run Maritime academy) is due to visit Dublin Port for two days, writes Jehan Ashmore. An English translation…
£27m 'Mary Rose' British Warship Museum Opens 31 May
#maryrose – The new Mary Rose Museum opens to visitors on 31 May 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – the very same dockyard at which the warship was built over 500 years ago. Located just metres from Nelson's flagship, HMS…
Currachs, Old Gaffers & Tallships to Gather in Dublin Bay Races over June Bank Holiday
#Currachs&Tallships – Three events are scheduled to take by place in Dublin Bay over the June Bank Holiday, writes Jehan Ashmore As previously reported on, Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey is where a pair of racing currachs for the Begnet's…
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…
The 'Greening' of the Jeanie
#GreenTallShip- The 'greening' of our national iconic landmarks and those throughout the World are increasing in number as each St. Patrick's Day passes.  Yet what about those of a floating nature, as in the case of the Dublin Docklands based…
Minister Varadkar Visits Drogheda Port
#droghedaport – The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Mr Leo Varadkar visited Drogheda Port this week at the Launch of Drogheda's fringe and maritime festival. Up to six tall ships will visit the Port between the 4th and 6th…
HMS Bounty: The Tall Ship That Should Never Have Sailed?
#TallShips - What was the HMS Bounty doing in the middle of Hurricane Sandy? It's a question that Kathryn Miles - author of a book on the history of the Jeanie Johnston - attempts to answer for Outside magazine. As…
Norwegian Sail Trainer 'Prolific' Arrives in Dublin Bay for Irish Sea Expeditions
#prolific – A Norwegian Tall Ship built in 2005 to pay homage to the old cutters that fished herring along the Norwegian coast and in Skagerrak in the 1800s has arrived in Dublin Bay for sail training expeditions in the…
Drogheda Locals to Get Taste of Tall Ship Sailing
#tallships – Having recently announced the much anticipated arrival of the Tall Ships to the Drogheda town quays the Drogheda Port Tall Ships Festival in conjunction with the Irish Sea Fleet and Fringe Festival present a once in a lifetime…
National Yacht Club to Host Friday's Tall Ships Sail Training Talk
Sail Training (S.T.IRL) Ireland will host a talk on sailing on Tall Ships around Irish shores this summer at The National Yacht Club (NYC) on Dun Laoghaire's East Pier, this Friday the 15th of February at 8pm. S.T.IRL are promoting…
Historic Coal Ship Could Be Sold To Asia
#TallShips - A tall ship that once plied the route between Bristol and Youghal may be sold to Asia unless funding can be secured to keep it at its current home in Liverpool. The Daily Mail reports on the 113-year-old…
Tallships to Visit Festival in Drogheda Port
#DroghedaTALLSHIPS – Drogheda Port is to welcome an inaugural gathering of tallships during the Drogheda Fringe Festival in May, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sight of these tallships heading up the Boyne and to berth along the town's quay's, will be…
Tall Ship Lord Nelson Arrives in Capetown During Inaugural Visit to South Africa
#tallships – Lord Nelson, the British 55-metre tall ship, a regular visitor to Irish ports, arrived in Cape Town on Sunday morning on her inaugural visit to South Africa as part of the Norton Rose Sail the World Challenge. The…
Sail Training Ireland Announces Tall Ships Voyages for 2013
#tallships – Sail Training Ireland has announced a series of sail training voyages on a variety of Tall Ships in 2013. The aim is to increase the number of tall ship sea voyages to and from Ireland. The opportunity is…
Celtic Mist Trip Makes A Perfect Christmas Gift
#TallShips - If you're still stumped for the perfect Christmas gift for a maritime-minded loved one, how about a trip aboard Celtic Mist? The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group's (IWDG) Celtic Mist Certificate entitles holders to a trip on board…

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