The impressive sail training ship for the Mexican navy Cuauhtémoc will be visiting Dublin Port next week as part of a tour of Northern Europe. During their visit to the capital the ship will be open to the public for tours next weekend.
The Cuauhtémoc is a sail training vessel, the last of four sister ships built in the Shipyards of Celaya, in Bilbao, Spain and since 1982 it has sailed the oceans and seas of the world, forming more than thirty generations of Captains, Officers, Cadets and Classes and Mariners, both Mexicans as of other nationalities.
The ‘Cuauhtémoc’ carries out this year its instructional cruise with a crew of 257 elements. On board also special guests of the Army and Air Force travel, as well as nine friendly nations.
Commenting ahead of the tall ship’s visit, The Ambassador of Mexico to Ireland, H.E. Miguel Malfavón said; “For over 40 years, Mexico has enjoyed excellent diplomatic relations with Ireland built on a shared sense of history and strengthening cultural, academic and trading ties in the present day. The arrival of the Cuauhtémoc reminds us of the affinity and friendship that exists between our two nations and symbolises the hand of friendship from Mexico to Ireland. For most of the crew on board, it will be their first visit to Ireland, marking a new generation of Mexican-Irish exchange.”
This will be the vessels fifth visit to Ireland and if you’re about Dublin next weekend its definitely worth checking out. The Cuauhtémoc will dock at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and will be open to the public to have a look around at the following times:
Friday 6th September : 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 7th September: from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 8: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, September 9: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.