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Tall Ships Sail Into Dublin Over Bank Holiday Weekend

Seventeen Tall Ships will sail into Dublin Port this bank holiday weekend from Friday, June 1st to Monday, June 4th.

The spectacle comes as part of the Tall Ships Regatta 2018 which feature the ships racing from Liverpool all the way to Dublin.

They will then continue on to the historic Bay of Biscay, finishing up in Bordeaux, France.

Organised by Sail Training International, the stopover is hosted by Dublin City Council & Dublin Port Company.

Over the June Bank Holiday weekend, the smaller ships can be viewed in Grand Canal Dock and the larger ships will be berthed on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.

The public are welcome to visit some of the ships on Saturday and Sunday free of charge.

Eamon O’Reilly, Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company said:

“Dublin Port Company is proud to welcome the Tall Ships Regatta to Dublin. “We’re passionate about celebrating Dublin as a port city and supporting leisure and recreation on the River Liffey.  Our Masterplan 2040 includes a commitment to greater port-city integration and initiatives such as Tall Ships Regatta reminds us all of Dublin’s rich maritime past and continued relevance today.

“This is the perfect time to discover the wonderful opportunity Sail Training provides for the 50+ Dublin crew participating in this race that range in age from 19 to 67.  They are testament to how appealing this activity is to all ages!  Sail Training Ireland works closely with youth organisations and, this time worked directly with the North East Inner City (NEIC) Taoiseach’s Task Force, to provide life changing experiences for people of all ages.”

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