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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. As previously reported on, 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…
Students Take Part in the Tall Ships Race
Marine Academy students from Plymouth in the UK are riding high on the crest of a wave - taking part in the 2011 Tall Ships Race.Eighteen of the St Budeaux School's 14-19 year olds are involved in the international event…
IWDG's 'Celtic Mist' Research Vessel Represents Ireland in the Tall Ships Race
The Celtic Mist, the new flagship of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, was berthed in Waterford city for the Tall Ships weekend writes Shay Fennelly.  Gifted to the IWDG in May 2011 by the family of a former Irish…
Famine Ship Needs €100K to Get Seaworthy
The Jeanie Johnston will need €100,000 to be made seaworthy again, it has emerged. The three-masted barque - which not long ago sailed across the Atlantic - was missed at the weekend's Tall Ships festival, which attracted half a million…
Tall Ships Will Sail to Dublin in 2012
It's official - the Tall Ships Races will be coming to Dublin in August next year! As the Evening Herald reports, the successful four-day festival in Waterford this past weekend will be repeated in the capital from 23-26 August 2012,…
Tall Ships Parade of Sail Photos 2
More of Gary O'Mahony's images of the Tall Ships fleet leaving Waterford. View Waterford's Parade of Sail Photo Gallery Here
Waterford Tall Ships Parade of Sail Photos
Thousands bade farewell to the 45 tall ships departing Waterford this afternoon. Afloat Photographer Gary O'Mahony captured the scene. Scroll down for the photos. View the full Waterford Parade of Sail Photo Gallery Here
Dunmore East Bids TallShips Farewell
As the Russian 'A' class Mir passed the LE Aoife off Dunmore East in mid-morning, the largest tall ship of the festival headed the start of the Parade of Sail, writes Jehan Ashmore. Crowds left their cars in fields outside…
It's Official: Third Time Tallships for Waterford
In glorious sunshine an estimated 200,000 visitors flocked to see the Tall Ships in Waterford on the final day of the festival before tomorrow's departing 'Parade of Sail' spectacle writes Jehan Ashmore. Scenes of the tallships moored alongside the north…
Tall Ships kicks off with 80,000 turnout in Waterford
With an estimated 80,000 people turning out to welcome the Tall Ships yesterday, things are hotting up in Waterford. Aswell as the Tall Ships themselves there are craft and food villages in the city centre throughout the weekend. Traffic restrictions…
Tall Ships Races Could Mean Big Money for Waterford
This weekend's Tall Ships Races in Waterford could bring in up to €35 million to the local economy, according to Fáilte Ireland. Gerry Breen of Fáilte Ireland also told The Irish Times that the event would complement the new…
The Tall Ships are Here! (Arrival Photos)
After a long wait for the Tall Ships, they're finally sailing in Irish waters again. Photographer Gary O'Mahony captured some of the arrivals into Waterford yesterday.  Hosting of the Tall Ships Race will be worth an estimated €25 to €35…
Lord Nelson Heads for Waterford
As the Tall Ship STS Lord Nelson nears Carnsore Point off Wexford this evening the barque will be one of the many vessels participating in the Waterford Talls Ships Races Festival, writes Jehan Ashmore. Lord Nelson is the 'flagship' of…

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