04/06/2004 - 12:41:11 PM

Six tall ships arrive for Dublin maritime festival

Six tall ships have sailed into Dublin to participate in a maritime festival taking place on the banks of the River Liffey this bank holiday weekend.

The festival features a range of events, including sailing trips, tours of the tall ships and quayside exhibitions.

The six tall ships that sailed up the Liffey this morning include the 1790 replica ship the British Grand Turk. The Asgard and the Jeannie Johnston are also involved.

Not strictly Naval,though many of the ships taking part are crewed by foreign naval trainees,and there is a chance that an Irish Naval vessel is involved in the carnival festivities..