Famed Irish yacht to be reborn as research vessel

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Work has begun on refitting the yacht once owned by the late Irish politician Charles J Haughey in preparation for its new life as a maritime research vessel.

The new owners of the French-built Celtic Mist, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, will be offering day-trips on the famous ketch in an effort to raise the funding needed to ensure it can operate in its new role.

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