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News : Irish Economy Last Updated: Jun 12, 2015 - 5:15 AM


Mexican tall ship to sail into Dublin on June 17th
By Michael Hennigan, Finfacts founder and editor
Jun 11, 2015 - 9:39 AM

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The Mexican tall ship ARM Cuauhtémoc ("one who has descended like an eagle") will sail into Dublin Port on Wednesday next June 17th and will be open to the public for five days.

ARM Cuauhtémoc is a sail training vessel of the Mexican Navy, named for the last Mexica Hueyi Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc who was captured and executed by the Spanish in 1525. He was the last Aztec emperor.

The visit by the 270ft tall ship to the capital is part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Mexico.

ARM Cuauhtémoc was built in the Celaya shipyards and is the last of four windjammers to be built in Bilbao, Spain, where she launched in July 1982. ARM Cuauhtémoc last visited Dublin in 2012 as part of the Tall Ship Races, when she welcomed over 23,000 visitors on board.

Mooring at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, members of the public hoping to get an insight into life on board this magnificent vessel can visit free of charge.

Opening times to the public are Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th June between 10.00 and 19.00, and on Sunday 21st June from 10.00 to 15.00.

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