t: + 353 (0) 89 209 8563
a: Waterford City Marina
Adjacent to Reginalds Tower
Waterford City, Ireland
Check out our beautiful ship on the Waterford Estuary
THE SAILING SHIP
Sail in the wake of the Vikings, the Normans, the Monastic settlers, Cromwell's Fleet and of course, the Wild Native Irish in the ship named after the legendary High King of Munster and Ireland, Brian Ború.
We have a traditional gaff rigged wooden sailing ketch (ship) specifically adapted for carrying passengers on voyages of discovery of heritage and wildlife. We sail on the
Waterford River estuary, where the three sister rivers (Nore, Suir, & Barrow) meet the sea, and along the coast of Ireland's Ancient East.
Enjoy the freshness of the open air environment on the ship whilst observing and learning about the heritage, culture, wildlife and conservation of the marine
environment of the Waterford estuary whose river basins touch many counties in Ireland.
This project aims to offer cruises of varying types on the Waterford Estuary System, and around the Irish Coast.
The beautiful Sailing Ship is the culmination of a 3 year renovation and conversion project under the management of her owner Tony Mcloughlin, a professional Master Shipwright.
The classic lines of her sailing hull echo the historic sailing drifters of the early twentieth century, as she carries her raked wooden mainmast, mizenmast, bowsprit, topmasts and lower aspect deckhouse.
She carries a full complement of gaff ketch rigged sails, and also boasts a powerful marine diesel engine. The vessel is now a perfect example of Upcycling, Recycling, Re-use and Sustainability.
In the May-October season the cruises will run daily peaking at 4 cruises a day with special morning and evening cruises incorporating breakfast and evening barbeques. In the November to April season the cruises will focus on school cruises, universities, whale watch enthusiasts and sail training.
In addition to the berth at Cheekpoint, Waterford City and County Council have granted the vessel a mooring on the Marina Wharf opposite the iconic Reginalds Viking Tower. When the sails are set, the Brian Boru will strike a sight worthy of the historical quarter of Waterford's Viking Triangle.
The vessel carries 12 passengers and 2/3 full time crew.
To sail on the Brian Boru is to experience something unique in the special area of conservation of the Waterford Estuary, and along the coast of Celtic Ireland.
Traditional Boat Charters Limited is owned and operated by Tony McLoughlin.
Call us now to plan an exciting voyage.
+353 (0) 89 209 8563