Dublin Port River Festival


Sail Training Ireland and Dublin Port Company are delighted to make the wishes of those dreaming of a life at sea come true this June Bank Holiday Weekend.

Six small and tall ships- The Pelican of London, Soteria, Johanna Lucretia, Ruth, Irene and Gulden Leeuw, will sail from Belfast to Dublin, arriving in the capitol in time for the Dublin Port River Festival where up to 50 smaller traditional sailing boats expected through the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association and many other activities will be taking place on the river and quayside.

Anyone interested in experiencing life at sea on a traditional ship can purchase a berth(€320 for four days) leaving Belfast on the 28th of May and arrive in Dublin on the 31st. All ages are welcome to sail, and no experience is necessary although there are limited places available. Other similar voyages are taking place into Ireland this year as part of a bigger Sail Training Initiative around the Irish Sea and the hope is to make this initiative an annual sail-training programme to Dublin.

Contact Sail Training Ireland at: info@irishsailtraining.com or check out www.irishsailtraining.com for more details.

By Jason Mc Donnell