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News: Tall Ships Festival Thurs 23rd - Sun 26th August 2012

Historic Rush Dublin

As the final host port for the Tall Ships Races 2012, Dublin will be the place to be from the 23rd to the 26th of August 2012.

The atmosphere around the Dublin docks area promises to be magical, and with four days of festival events to enjoy there will be something to entertain all of the family.

The festival will take place in the Docklands area of the Capital - Start making you plans.

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Historic Rush, Dublin (Ros-Eó - Irish Language)

Historic Rush Dublin

There is evidence of settlement in the Rush area dating back to Neolithic times. Flint tools have been found in the area and there is a passage grave and cist located off the Skerries Road on the headland to the north of North Beach.

Rush was notorious for smuggling in the 18th century after the British imposed excise duties on a large number of goods. It was home to the famed smuggler, Jack Connor (aka Jack the Batchelor and also Jack Field) and the birthplace of the pirate Luke Ryan.

The ruins of the original St. Maur's chapel lie in Whitestown cemetery, about a mile west of the centre of Rush. These date back to Anglo-Norman times and are named after Saint Maurus, a followers of St. Benedict. There is a legend connected with the ruins that some French navigators, who may have been crusaders, got caught in a storm.

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