posted on August 13, 2014 11:21
Calling all boat owners! Come and join a cruising flotilla on the River Liffey as part of the Dublin Port Parade of Sail and Vintage Car Rally.
Dublin Port Company have installed new permanent pontoons on the River Liffey at North Wall Quay (beside the O2). To celebrate Dublin Port Company, Sail Training Ireland and Irish Sailing Association have linked up with the Cruising Association of Ireland’s yearly Liffey Cruise to create the Dublin Port Parade of Sail on the weekend of 27th & 28th September 2014. All members of the boating community are invited to take part in a flotilla to officially open these pontoons, which are now available for use by vessels wishing to visit the capital city.
What is involved?
All boats gather in Dublin Bay (time TBA) before a Parade of Sail up the River Liffey for a bridge lift. All boats will then berth overnight on the new pontoons.
A reception with welcome drinks and buffet will be held on Saturday evening aboard the Cill Airne Boat Bar and Restaurant. This will include music and entertainment.
Departure will be on Sunday morning or afternoon.
Charlie Murphy, Communications Manager at Dublin Port announced “The purpose of this event is to promote the River Liffey as a destination for the boating community. The river has so much potential as a recreational resource for Dublin City. We hope that this event will increase awareness among the boating community that the River is a destination that welcomes them”
The River Liffey Flotilla coincides with the Dublin Port Vintage Car Rally. This event takes place all weekend and will see an array of vintage vehicles descend on Dublin Port for the annual Vintage Car Rally. There will be vehicles on show, transport sales and exhibition stalls; a vintage bus service touring Dublin Port. Funds from this event will go to support the excellent work undertaken by Barnardo's Ireland. Ticket prices: €4 for kids, €8 for adults & €20 for a family. See www.dublinportrally.com