Tall Ships

 

Think Bach’s Cello Suite 1, Russell Crowe in THAT uniform, The Onedin Line…its got to be the Tall Ships Race, held in Waterford again in a strangely co-operative Irish climate confirming the sunny South East’s reputation in 2011 and in Dublin in August 2012.

 

One of the most, spectacular and colourful events in the world with over 70 majestic Tall Ships and their flotilla of boating enthusiasts and festival fans along the quays and headlands to wave them on their way to heave ho under full sail and get under starter’s orders out at sea.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eyrjLO92YfI

And what a great excuse to party with international headline acts including the aptly named Bryan ‘Ferry’, The ‘Water’boys, Sharon ‘Shannon’ and many more.

 

For more details on festival dates etc, check here

 

Local hotels include The Clarence and The Morgan

 

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