Would you like to get on board a Tall Ship and experience a taste of life on the high seas?
Now you can, right here in Warrenpoint.
In support of the Warrenpoint Loughside Festival, @Warrenpoint Port will be hosting the stunning Grace O Malley from tomorrow, Friday 12th August until Tuesday 16th August, 2022.
The Grace O’Malley is a 164ft long schooner purchased in Sweden last month by the Atlantic Youth Trust Charity (currently known as the Lady Ellen, if vessel tracking), to introduce young people across the island of Ireland to a possible maritime career. @Warrenpoint Port is delighted to bring it to the local community and to build on the excitement and interest created from the recent cruise ship visits.
It will sail up Carlingford Lough on Friday 12th August and is expected to dock at the Town Dock Marina at approximately 12.30pm (subject to change).
Over the course of the weekend the ship will be open, free of charge (docked) to walk around and experience life on board. You can access the ship from the Town Dock Marina closest to the Vecchia Roma restaurant just off the Square in Warrenpoint.
Public Opening Hours (subject to change):
Friday 12th August 1.30pm- 3.30pm
Saturday 13th August 2.30pm-4.30pm
Sunday 14th August 11am-1pm
Monday 15th August 12 noon-3pm
Tuesday 16th August 12 noon-2pm
(Please note the ship will also be hosting a number of private events)
Access to the ship is restricted to tidal hours (to be confirmed each day) and numbers are limited at any one time. A queuing system will be in place and barriers will close 15 minutes before the closing time.
As a charity @Atlantic Youth Trust operates a gratuities box for anyone who wishes to donate to their efforts.
Please check Warrenpoint Port social media channels for updates before travelling to visit the ship. We hope you will come along and support the Lough Side Festival and enjoy a visit to the Grace O Malley.