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Norwegian Tallship Opens to the Public in Dublin Docklands
The arrival of the largest and oldest Norwegian tallship the barque S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl into Dublin Port yesterday made for an impressive sight, even without her sails set, writes Jehan Ashmore. At nearly a century-old the square-rigged ship eased her…
Norwegian Tall Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl Sails into Dublin Bay
Norwegian Tall Ship, S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl, sailed into Dublin this afternoon, Thursday 18th August at 15.00 hours at Sir John Rogerson's Quay almost exactly one year in advance of an entire fleet of Tall Ships coming into Dublin port. Dublin…
US Cutter Eagle Returns to Home Port After Europe Voyage
The US Coast Guard's training barque Eagle returned to her home port of New London, Connecticut last week after a summer-long voyage to Europe. Last May the ship and its crew paid a visit to Waterford ahead of this year's…
Norway's Oldest A-Class Tallship Sets Sail for Dublin
At nearly 100 years old, Norway's oldest tallship, the sail training three-masted steel barque Statsraad Lehmkuhl is to call to Dublin Port next week, writes Jehan Ashmore. Built in 1914, the 321" long vessel is also the largest, compared to the…
Maureen O'Hara Enters the Irish American Hall of Fame in the New Dunbrody Visitor Centre
The Dunbrody visitor centre and Famine Ship experience played host to Maureen O'Hara's entry into the Irish American Hall of Fame by the President of Ireland and Former President of the United States. President of Ireland Mrs. Mary McAleese and…
Tall Ships 2011: Young Sailors 'Buoyed' with their Successes
Marine Academy students from Plymouth on the English south coast who have been taking part in the 2011 Tall Ships Race have certainly proved they are able-bodied sailors. Not only has their ship, The Moosk been placed third in class…
Celtic Mist Berths at New Home in Co Clare
The Celtic Mist sailed to its new berth at Kilrush in Co Clare on Saturday to begin its new life as a marine research vessel. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 52-foot yacht was gifted by the Haughey family to…
Facebook Campaign To Bring Tall Ships Back to Cork
Fans of the Tall Ships Races have launched a new Facebook page to campaign for their return to Cork Harbour. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-the-Tall-Ships-back-to-Cork-Harbour/200692176646022 Waterford recently celebrated a successful Tall Ships Race weekend, with thousands turning out to welcome the magnificent fleet.…
Haughey's Celtic Mist: A Stormy History
The Irish Independent today recounts the tumultuous history of the Celtic Mist - the yacht once owned by the late former Taoiseach Charles Haughey that has now begun a new life as a research vessel with the Irish Whale and…
Celtic Mist to Berth in Kilrush Creek Marina, Co Clare
Ireland's newest research vessel Celtic Mist will arrive at Kilrush Creek Marina on 16 July. The yacht was a gift to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) from the Haughey family and was made famous by former Taoiseach Charles…
New Visitor Centre in Dunbrody Opened by Michael Flatley and Minister for Tourism
Ireland’s first National Centre for Emigration History entitled “Dunbrody, An Irish American Story,” which incorporates the Irish America Hall of Fame has opened in Wexford.This new state of the art visitor centre was constructed in a brand new, 1500 square…
Tall Ships Videos from Waterford
There's been a range of videos coming into Afloat.ie following the Tall Ships visit to Waterford on the 30th June 201. Below is a short observational documentary shot on The Tall Ships Race. The piece was shot on a Canon…
Celtic Mist Reaches Scotland, Ready for New Life
The yacht once owned by former Taoiseach Charles Haughey will return to Ireland next week for its new life as a marine research vessel after completing the first leg of the 2011 Tall Ships Races. The 52-foot Celtic Mist, the…
Tall Ship Refloated Off Scotland
The tall ship that ran aground off Scotland yesterday has been refloated. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/tall-ships/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 100-foot-long Irene of Bridgwater, with 10 people on board, became stuck in Lamlash Bay on its way to port at Greenock…
New Centre at Dunbrody Tells the Irish-American Story
Tomorrow sees the official opening ceremony of Ireland's first visitor centre dedicated to the history of emigration. The National Centre for Emigration History in New Ross, Co Wexford, which incorporates the Irish America Hall of Fame, will be opened by…
Tall Ship Runs Aground off Scotland
One of the vessels that departed last weekend's Tall Ships festival in Waterford and is heading for the next  race stage in Scotland has run aground off the island of Arran. The 100ft-long tall ship Irene of Bridgwater, with 10…

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