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Friday 24 November 2017

Celtic Mist sails into a new life

Pat Flynn

THE new owners of Charles Haughey's Celtic Mist are offering day trips on board the famous yacht to raise the necessary funding to refit it as a maritime research vessel.

Last April, the family of the late Mr Haughey gifted the French-built ketch to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG).

It has been estimated that it will cost around €50,000 to refit the yacht. Once she is back in the water, the public will be entitled to a full day's sailing aboard the renamed RV (research vessel) Celtic Mist if they pay €50 for a Celtic Mist Certificate.

IWDG co-ordinator Dr Simon Berrow said: "We've a lot of work to carry out on the yacht before we can take it out for research. We are confident that we can raise the money to run it."

Irish Independent

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