The Dunbrody is Launched
Early on the morning of February 11th 2001 the gates of the dry-dock were opened and the Dunbrody floated to her lines, ready to take her place at the Quay of New Ross.
Waterford Tall Ships Festival 2005
In the summer of 2005, the Tall Ships Race visited Waterford for the first time.
The Dunbrody took a prominent part in the festivities. Leaving New Ross, she made her first short trip down the Barrow to Waterford. In the weeks leading up to the festival she made numerous coastal day trips, carrying as many as fifty lucky passengers at a time. During the festival itself she was moored beside Rice Bridge.
The festival culminated in a spectacular Parade of Sail, the whole fleet led out to sea by The Dunbrody along with the Jeannie Johnston and the Asgard II.
Maiden International Voyage 2006
In June 2006, the Dunbrody made her maiden international voyage.
This was a three-day journey to the port of Milford Haven in Wales. Twenty-five passengers joined a fifteen-person professional crew on this once in a lifetime trip.