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The Tall Ships are in!

The Tall Ships Festival kicks off today (Thursday) in Dublin. There’s a huge amount of great, free events taking place as part of the festival throughout the course of the weekend. See the full schedule of events and everything else you could possibly need to know here.

I went down yesterday evening to have a look at the ships, some of which were still arriving at that point.

The sun was beginning to set at that point and I stayed on for a few hours, checking out the ships and taking some photos of them lit up at night, which was great, especially as they also opened the Samuel Beckett Bridge (which you can see in the photo above) to let one through – not something I’d seen before. It looked like a runway lighting up the Liffey when it was fully swivelled around!

Many more photos to follow here whenever I get the chance. In the meantime, the Tall Ships and the many associated events are really worth a visit if you’re in the area!

Dublin by night

I went for a walk through the city centre, down by the Liffey, with a couple of short diversions along the way. Some day I’ll go out with a plan and a tripod and take some good photographs, but these will suffice for now. It was good practice as I never take photos at night-time. As ever, just click on any of the pics for the full size image.