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Setting Sail with Dublin Bay Cruises

30/04/2015 Setting Sail with Dublin Bay Cruises

Richard Horner & Leo ‘O Connor took to the high seas with Dublin Bay Cruises for IASE’s Job Shadow Day. Here is how they got on.

Leo said, “We set off from the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire at 12.30pm, the weather was warm and sunny and we were able to stay above deck taking in the beautiful scenery. I love boats. I paint alot of pictures of them. Now I was going to get the chance to drive a boat! I was delighted to spend time in the wheel room with Captain Neil where I was able to look at the navigational maps and got the chance to man the stern. I knew every type of boat that we passed out at sea.”

Richard’s role was to experience the cruise ship first hand. “I learnt about the history of the various landscapes and the sites we passed so that I would be able to tell customers about them in the future.  We arrived at Howth harbour at around 2pm, where we had delicious fish and chip lunch at a local restaurant. At 3.30pm we got back on the boat. This time we spent time on the lower deck which has a big space, with a bar for refreshments for customers. Declan, one of the crew members showed us the engine room. He told us the history of the company and about other cruise vessels that are operating in the West of Ireland visiting locations such as the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher.” Richard is hoping to get a job with Dublin Bay Cruises while Leo said it was the one of the best days of his life.

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