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Tapas Onboard ‘Juan Sebastian de Elcano’ with Spanish Tourism Office

Tapas Onboard ‘Juan Sebastian de Elcano’ with Spanish Tourism Office

The magnificent Spanish Navy training ship, ‘Juan Sebastian de Elcano’, was the venue by the  Spanish Tourism Office in Dublin to host the trade and media during her visit to Dublin port. She was built in Cadiz in 1927 and cost €49,220, a princely sum in those days.

Gonzallo Ceballos and Commander Fernando Moreu onboard.

Gonzalo Ceballos and Commander Fernando Moreu onboard

With a total crew of 260 all ranks, she is without a doubt one of the finest examples of a four-masted top sail schooner afloat, and was paying a return visit to Dublin after a 15-year gap.

B.E.Juan Sebastian de "Elcano"in Dublin Port.

B.E. Juan Sebastian de Elcano in Dublin Port

The ship’s visit was organised by the urbane director of the Spanish Tourism Office in Dublin, Gonzalo Ceballos, and his staff. The guests had a highly informative guided tour of the vessel followed by some tapas and fine Spanish wine. A most enjoyable event on a fine summer’s evening in Dublin Port.

Marcus Connaughton from the RTE maritime progamme with one of the 51 Midshipmen onboard.

Marcus Connaughton, from the RTE maritime programme Seascapes, interviews one of the 51 Midshipmen on board

Marcus Connaughton was onboard to cover the ship’s visit for the RTE maritime programmme Seascapes, which is always a most interesting listen on the varied aspects of life on our island nation.

Kathryn Macdonnell,SNTO meets Commander Fernando Moreu and Lorraine Cunningham ,Lorraine Cunningham Travel.

Kathryn MacDonnell, SNTO, meets Commander Fernando Moreu and Lorraine Cunningham, Lorraine Cunningham Travel

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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