Tall Ships Belfast took place 13 – 16 August 2009. Belfast was the finishing port of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge, with ships completing over 7,000 nautical miles. The event included:
street theatre, fireworks, aerobatic displays, live music, continental markets and a fun fair.
Around 750,000 people crowded to the city’s docks for the biggest event ever staged on the island of Ireland. This included 100,000 holiday-makers who visited the city especially for the event and 250,000 people believed to have watched the magnificent Parade of Sail out of Belfast Lough. Single image tone mapped in photomatix double layers and sepia added in photoshop.