The Dublin Festival Tall Ships Race takes place in Dublin City from the 23rd to the 26th of August. The first Tall Ship arrived on Sunday night in Dun Loaghaire early due to bad weather. The race commenced in St. Malo, France in early July and from there to LIsbon, then to Cadiz before arriving in Dublin later this week.
This year there has been tough sailing condition, with gale force winds and only 6 vessels remain in the race to Dublin Port.
The four day festival includes a number of fun events, in addition to the Tall Ships, with Bulmers Live Music Dock – bringing free music to Dublin beside the CHQ; a Family Zone – Out of the Blue on Grand Canal Square – with street performers and wooden games. An Urban Culture Zone – with boards, beats an bikes in Hanover Quay and Grand Canal Square. For more information on the event – Dublin Tall Ships Festival.