The majestic tall ship Roald Amundsen is visiting Cork this Sunday.
The ship is sailing from Cherbourg to Cork with a group of over 50 visitors from Cologne, with which the city has been twinned since 1989. Since then there has been numerous visits and a wide range of links developed between the two cities in many areas including education, music, culture and athletics.
The tall ship will remained docked in Cork City Quays from 30th October to 2nd November and will be open to members of the public on Monday from 9.30 -11.30 and Tuesday from 2.00 – 4.00
Cork City and the Port of Cork are looking forward to welcoming the ship into the city. The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Des Cahill said “I look forward to welcoming our visitors from Cologne on behalf of the people of Cork City. Over the years, there have been numerous visits and exchanges between our cities. Relationships have been forged and maintained and lifelong friendships established. This is an exciting twinning initiative and I encourage the people of Cork City to come along on Monday 31st October to welcome the tall ship Brigg Roald Amundsen to Cork City.”
The tall ship is a German steel-ship built in 1952 and named in honor of the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen. Amundsen is the first person to reach both poles, having beat Shackleton in a race to reach the South Pole. He was also the first to traverse the treacherous Northwest Passage.