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City honoured for hosting Tall Ships event

Published 14/11/2012 | 05:00

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A LOCAL authority has received a special award for its hosting of the Tall Ships Races 2011, an event enjoyed by 500,000 people.

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Chambers Ireland awarded Waterford City Council the Festival of the Year award for its role in delivering the four-day event.

Accepting the award on behalf of Waterford City Council, deputy mayor of Waterford Hilary Quinlan said: "Hosting an event like the Tall Ships Races is a huge undertaking for any city and especially one of Waterford's compact scale.

"To host the Tall Ships successfully twice in six years is a mark of what we are capable of when the city unites."

The award was granted at the ninth annual Excellence in Local Government Awards.

Irish Independent

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