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Could our Irish friends give the name of this vessel

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Evening Eggo, your photo is of the Commissioners of Irish Lights "Granuaile". I haven't any technical info on her, I'm sure GALTRA will fill in all her details, and look forward to seeing them.I think shes a good looking ship, not like the 21st century design.
A bit of folklore on the Irish Lights boats, when they were around the Larne Co Antrim area there nearly alwas bad weather and the locals nicknamed them "The bad weather boats". Not always the case though, they were a lovely sight on a sunny day, and brought business , replenishing stores etc. Regards Ken.
 

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Yes thats the old Irish Lights Tender "Granuaile", I posted a photo of her in the gallery only week ago, on Tue 30th Jan. with details etc. of her. Where or when was the photo taken Eggo ? Charley
 

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Not too sure....I think she appears to be heading downstream of the River Lee towards Cork Harbour....any thoughts??
Galtra do you happen to have any images or info on the old Irish Lights steam tender which ended up with the Irish Naval Service as a training vessel under the name Setanta.
 

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completed 1970 by Ferguson's at Port Glasgow. Now called OCEAN SEEKER on the arrival of what looks like a much larger replacement.
 

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Hello folks, you stirred my curiosity there Charley by asking where, I didnt pay much attention to location at first, I just surmised probably in Dublin/Cork.
On having another look I would place her in Belfast, approaching the berth at the top of York dock ? probably for a weekend lieover. Shes just passing Rankins "Pacific Flour Mills" on the starboard bow. The crane just over the port quarter was used by BR containerboats , the chimneys in the centre are way down the harbour at Richardsons, and the 2 at the right side of photo are at the West Power stn where Kellys dischargad coal from Ayr.
Any more thoughts anyone? regards Ken
 

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I think its Belfast but not sure I will ask Sumar(Tom) as its his photo. Thanks for the info. Les(Smoke)
 

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Looks as if she is entering Pollock Dock from Herdman Channel. I could be wrong as it is many years since I work in the Harbour and the memory is starting to dim.
 

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I took the pic from the "Roustel" while discharging grain in Belfast please don`t ask the date age creeps in, sometime in the late 80`s Tom
 

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