Pictured is Keith Duffy, Ambassador and “First Mate” for Tall Ships Races 2012 Dublin
One of the most anticipated events of the year, The Tall Ships Races 2012 – Dublin takes place from Thursday August 23rd until Sunday August 26th.
Presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International, the Tall Ships arrives in Dublin on Thursday 23rd August and will see the city come alive with a festival atmosphere both on and off the water.
Dublin City will be bustling with entertainment as part of The Tall Ships Races 2012 – Dublin. The quaysides will be alive with street performers, buskers and bands all weekend. An exciting Family Programme in Grand Canal Square will present nautical themed workshops and installations, interactive concerts, puppet shows, storytelling and amazing water sports displays in Grand Canal Dock.
Bulmers will present a free live music stage in George’s Dock where there will be performances from Therapy?, The Undertones and many more amazing music acts nightly. (Full line up to be released). The evening programme will feature a special programme of illuminations and performances along the quays, literary trails, heritage events and visual arts exhibitions, which celebrate the personal stories and memories of Dublin’s seafaring community and the docks, are also planned for the Festival.
The full festival programme will be announced in July. Check out www.dublintallships.ie for regular updates.
The Tall Ships Races Dublin 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012