Cullinane congratulates all involved in the Tall Ships event in Seanad
Speaking in the Seanad today Waterford based Senator David Cullinane congratulated all those involved in the organisation of the return of the Tall Ships event to Waterford. The event will be officially launched tomorrow by An Taoisaech Enda Kenny TD. It will run from 30th June to the 3rd July.
Speaking in the Seanad today Senator Cullinane said:
“I warmly welcome the return of the Tall Ships to Waterford. I congratulate all those involved in the planning, organisation and involvement in the event. It is expected that up to 500,000 people will travel to Waterford and enjoy the many festivities and entertainment on offer. Over 500 volunteers from Waterford and the Southeast are working to ensure that the event is a major success. I have no doubt that it will.
“The City Manager, the outgoing Mayor Cllr Mary Roche and current Mayor Cllr Pat Hayes as well as all staff at Waterford City Council should be immensely proud at how fantastic the city looks. The event is an excellent opportunity to show case Waterford City nationally and internationally. It dovetails nicely with the opening of the Viking Triangle on the Mall and the restoration of the beautiful Bishop’s Palace Building.
“It is fitting that each visiting captain is being presented with specially commissioned pieces of Waterford Crystal. All Waterford people are immensely proud of our maritime and manufacturing history. Here is an example of the two going hand in hand.
“I am very proud of everyone who contributed to the event and I have no doubt it will be a success. I am appealing to people from outside Waterford to attend and enjoy the many musical and entertainment acts on show as well as witnessing the spectacular Tall Ships from the vantage point of the Waterford Quays.” ENDS