Hi Alex Yes there is an underlining and understanding fear of knowing if the moorings are serviced or not, so at the beginning of this year I rang every south and west coast County Council Engineer and requested an update on the maintenance of the visitors moorings. All were extremely helpful and the results of the research are here http://www.sailing.ie/Cruising/Cruisi...
- Some Co Co's even gave me the thickness of chain!
Kerry are the only County Council not servicing most of their moorings and this is due to localised use of them and inaccessibility for actual visitors, as well as inaccessibility for the service contractor to gain access!! The Sneem moorings are serviced. Kerry Co Co are investing in pontoons though - Knightstown is already up and running, Port Magee is next.
For your assurance I also spoke with the company that gained the contract for most of the mooring servicing, who is extremely professional (and a sailor) and he assured me of the contracts were completed.
I do however question the current Lat and Long of some of the positions given and I will be checking them with local knowledge this winter. Do keep an eye on the cruising pages - more and more info will start to appear to keep you informed of coastal development and services. http://www.sailing.ie/Cruising/Cruisi...
Thanks for your post.