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The Return of the 'Wexford' Tall-Ship
The New Ross based replica famine sailing barque Dunbrody opened yesterday to visitors for the first time this year after completion of a refit, writes Jehan Ashmore. Since November the 458-tonnes barque (see photo) has been under maintenance in the…
100 Days to Waterford's Tall-Ships Festival
There are now only 100-days to the countdown of the Waterford Tall Ships Festival which is sailing into Irish waters at the end of June, writes Jehan Ashmore. The four-day festival starting on 30 June returns to the south-eastern city…
'Ferry' to Headline Waterford Tall Ships
Bryan Ferry one of the UK's most influential pop artists of the last four decades, has been announced as the headline act for the opening night of the Waterford Tall Ships Races, one of the biggest sailing event of the…
A Tall Ship for Ireland? - Poll
Should Ireland be represented at the Tall Ships Races at Waterford 2011 and Dublin 2012? We want your vote on our Facebook Poll HERE. Looking for further reading on Tall Ships in Ireland? Click the links below: Click this link…
Tall Order for Ireland
Sailing in Ireland could yet have a tall ship to replace the Asgard II and the Lord Rank. A meeting in Dublin in late March represents a major step forward in the process to put an Irish tall ship back…
Tall Ship Interests Plan Replacement for Asgard II
Ireland could yet have a Tall ship to replace the Asgard II and the Lord Rank, if a new sailing group formed to press for a replacement is successful. The news is in this morning's Irish Times newspaper. Groups representating…
Dublin to Welcome Tall Ships into the Bay in August 2012
For the first time since 1998, Dublin City will welcome back sailing's International Tall Ships Races, presented by Szczecin, Poland. As final host port for the 2012 Tall Ship Races, the event will see up to 100 Tall Ships sail…
Waterford Tall Ships Plans Revealed
Watertford has unveiled its plans to celebrate the arrival of the Tall Ships Race this summer. The Irish Times reports that more than half a mllion people are expected to visit the city from 30 June to 3 July to…
Tall Ships Ireland
Billed as the biggest sailing event in Ireland in 2011, the return of the Waterford Tall Ships Festival is set to see over 70 majestic tall ships provide a significant morale boost to the nation. The four-day sailing spectacle will…
Sailing Opportunities on 115-year French Tall-Ship
An exciting sailing opportunity for Irish amateur sailors to learn the ropes onboard the Belem, a 115-year French barque, is to take place when the vessel set sails from Lorient in Brittany on 27 June, writes Jehan Ashmore.  The vessel…
Waterford Tall Ships 'Will Attract Half a Million'
The Tall Ships Races are expected to attract more than half a million visitors to the Suir estuary when they come to Waterford in six months' time. The four-day event, which begins on 30 June, brought 500,000 spectators to Waterford…
Shooting of Sky's sailing TV movie "Treasure Island" took to the seas as the three-masted barque, Earl of Pembroke entered Dublin Bay today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Circling above the 174-tonnes barque was a helicopter equipped with cameras. The 1948 built former…
Sheila Tyrrell to Chair New Sail Training Group
The new umbrella organisation Sail Training Ireland includes a number of key sailing people involved in sail training in Ireland including the chief executive of the Irish Sailing Association Harry Hermon and Seamus McLoughlin the head of operations of Dublin…
A sailing initiative aimed at Irish participation in next year's Tall Ships Races in Waterford has been announced by a newly formed national organisation Sail Training Ireland. Since the sinking of the Asgard II and the decision to wind up…
The largest tall-ship sailing the US flag the USCGC Eagle is to visit Waterford and northern Europe in 2011 during the vessels 75th anniversary celebrations, according to a report in The United States Coastguard Cutter operates the sail-training vessel…
Emmy award winning actor Eddie Izzard is to star in a sailing remake of "Treasure Island" which will feature the 145-foot tall-ship 'Earl of Pembroke' which arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The British comedian, voice-over artist…

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