Sailing Ships in Ireland

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Sailing Ships in Ireland

Postby MadSun on Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:40 pm

Hi,

I was not sure where can I put this post so I put it here.

Would you know where in Ireland can I see original or replica ships from second part of 19th century and earlier?

Thanks,
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Re: Sailing Ships in Ireland

Postby Billy on Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:38 am

New Ross in Co. Wexford has a replica called the Dunbrody, that does daily tours of the ship.

http://www.dunbrody.com
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Re: Sailing Ships in Ireland

Postby the_power on Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:19 pm

The Dunbrody is a great experience for tourists, and you can stay around & poke into all the little nooks and crannies.

The Jeanie Johnson is often in Dublin, and can be rented out for corporate events. It's also available like the Dunbrody as a once-off visit. http://www.jeaniejohnston.ie/

The Dyflin is a not terribly authentic replica of a viking ship, decaying around the Dublin docklands somewhere. I haven't seen it in about five years ago - since then, someone set fire to it while it was moored up in the middle of the Liffey.

There is a small viking skiff in the INHP in Ferrycarraig, Wexford. But it's locked away from prying eyes in a decaying viking shipyard for some reason.

If you like boats, I'd recommend getting to the Ship Museum in Roskilde. It's where the magnificent Havhingsten was built. They have over 20 ships, some 200 year old originals, some replicas of local finds. It's great.

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Re: Sailing Ships in Ireland

Postby MadSun on Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:43 pm

Guys,

Thanks for your reply.
Actually I have seen Jeanie Johnson last weekend.

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