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Many of us will know the Swan Hellenic name but few will know that it has been given a rebirth, in 2020, with three new ships and varied itineraries that cover the globe.

The opportunity to learn, explore and in some cases contribute to knowledge is an important factor for many when choosing a holiday. Swan Hellenic have a long legacy of discovery tours, with their first cruise in 1954 organised for the Hellenic Travellers’ Club, which had been founded by Lord Byron in 1906. Head of Classics at London University, Francis Kinchin-Smith led the cruise and invited three guest lecturers for the 14-day cruise around the sites of ancient Greece.

SH Vega has just completed her inaugural circumnavigation of Ireland, stopping at Bantry, Dingle, Galway, Portrush and the Causeway Coast before heading to Skye in Scotland and down to Dublin allowing more people to see and experience Ireland's sights.

When I first see her from the Samuel Beckett Bridge looking down towards Dublin Port, she is moored at Cruise Berth 18 right beside the Thomas Clarke Bridge, more commonly known as the East Link and the Point / 3 Arena.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020 17:19

Exploring Ireland in the COVID-19 Pandemic

While museums and many indoor attractions are currently closed in Dublin - including the Long Room Library and Book of Kells at Trinity College as the city is is on a three-week lockdown - the rest of Ireland is open.

Exploring the Irish countryside with camera is not a new endeavour to me but for much of this year it has been a difficult one with travel restrictions in place.

Here, deep in rural Ireland I found some old miners' cottages.  A remnant of a previous economic collapse, the industry here halted due to cheaper imports from overseas; soon after the mine closed and the miners left to find new work - often heading overseas to where those cheaper imports were coming from.

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