"The Gathering" Cruise in Company
Cruisers from Scotland, Wales, England, Brittany, Norway, Sweden will assemble in a series of Gateway Ports along the East and West coast of Ireland, Malahide, Howth, Dun Laoghaire, Wicklow, Arklow, Kilmore Quay, Dungarvan, Youghal, Cork. Trans-Atlantic sailors will gather on the West coast, Galway, Fenit and Dingle. A welcome reception will be organised in each of the Gateway Ports to provide a Céad Míle Fáilte for the visiting boats.
The Gathering Cruise – total cruise 14 days Dun Laoghaire to Dingle
The Cruise in Company will be joined by Irish Boats along the coast at the various “Gateway Ports” and all along the coast through Irish Sailing Association Clubs and Training Centres located along the coast who will either join the cruise or participate locally.
As the flotilla passes Gateway Ports the assembled boats can move out to join the growing flotilla. The Gathering Cruise will assemble in Kinsale for the main Gathering Cruise Reception, to be held in Charles Fort Kinsale, as a welcome to West Cork, with local cuisine, Irish heritage and amazing views.
Flotillas continue on to explore the coastline of West Cork and Kerry, with all arriving in Dingle for the Gathering Cruise final reception.
The Gathering Round Ireland – 21 days or more Dingle to Dun Laoghaire
After the Gathering Cruise there will be a “Scattering”. All boats will have the option of travelling further to continue their cruise in a northerly direction in the company of other cruise members.