Visitor Mooring


Information on the maintenance of the visitors moorings

We welcome any first hand knowledge from your travels – please mail or text Gail at gail.macallister@sailing.ie 086 2214724.

Information on on servicing has come directly from County Engineers, starting north and heading south . 

Please note that the lat and longs may vary slightly after maintenance works.

Donegal

13 June 2019 - update has been requested from engineers. I will update as soon as it comes in. G

@ 10 May 2017 Moorings wer serviced in August 2016 and they are in very good condidtion now with pick-up buoys attached. A few moorings were lost in 2016 and numbers are updates as per chart below.  Greencastle and Bunagee Pontoons will be available again from early May 2017.

120m. of pontoons with a gangway are now in Greencastle Harbour accommodating visiting boats

Banagee now has pontoons and a birthing pontoon. Teelin Pier now has a birthing pontoon.

New toilet facilities have been built in Burtonport Harbour which includes a shower facility for use by visiting boats. The key for this is available from the Harbourmaster, Patrick Ward – tel: to follow.

Location Serviced Information Latitude Longitude
NEW Rathmullen x 3
YES Aug '18 
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NEW Inishkeeragh x 1 YES Aug '18 tba tba tba
NEW Meevagh Boatyard x 3 YES Aug '18 tba tba tba
Molville x 3 YES Aug '18 16M of 19mm chain & 3M of 38mm chain
N 55 11.000
N 55 10.983
N 55 10.962
W 007 02.79
W 007 02.877
W 007 02.980
Culdaff now a pontoon
Portsalon x 3 YES Aug '18 18M of 19mm chain & 4M of 38mm chain N 55 12.350
N 55 12.373
N 55 12.349
W 007 37..05
W 007 36.998
W 007 36.962
Downings x 6 YES Aug '18 15M of 19mm chain & 3M of 38mm chain N 55 11.308
N 55 11.301
N 55 11.296
N 55 11.262
N 55 11.261
N 55 11.259
N 55 11.259
W 007 50.413
W 007 50.272
W 007 50.197
W 007 50.188
W 007 50.266
W 007 50.349
W 007 50.418
Arronmore x 3 YES Aug '18 20M of 19mm chain & 3M of 38mm chain N 54 59.685
N 54 59.629
N 54 59.573
W 008 29.489
W 008 29.575
W 008 29.660
Portnoo / Inishkeel x 2 YES Aug '18 16M of 19mm chain & 4M of 38mm chain N 54 50.777
N 54 50.829
N 54 50.837
W 008 26.781
W 008 26.835
W 008 26.724
Teelin x 3 YES Aug '18 18M of 19mm chain & 4M of 38mm chain N 54 37.541
N 54 37.596
N 54 37.610
N 54 37.562
W 008 37.718
W 008 37.773
W 008 37.656
W 008 37.621

Mayo

13 June 2019 - update has been requested from engineers. I will update as soon as it comes in. G

There are pontoons at Newport, Inishlyre, Islandmoor (Clew Bay), Kildavnet (Achill). Ballycroy/Innishbiggle.

All moorings are laid down during the winter months and reinstated in May every year.  All are inspected and upgraded as required by Clew Bay Marine Services.

Location Nr of Moorings Serviced? Detail Latitude Longitude
Achill Beg Isl. (East of beach) 2 YES Serviced annually. Pick up buoys attached. New chain 2015 N53º.51.9’ W09º.58.7’
Achill / Kildavnet Pier 0 x Decomissioned due to fast currents
Blacksod Pier / Harbour 4 YES Serviced annually. Pick up buoys attached. New chain 2015. 54-06.3N 10-03.7W
Clare Island 8 YES Serviced annually. Pick up buoys attached 53-42.3N 10-05.2W
Achill, Bridge North & South 4 YES Serviced annually. Pick up buoys attached. New chain 2015. (all year round) N53º.56.087’ N53º.55.967 W009º.55.372’ W009º.56.612’
Rosmoney / Clew Bay 4 YES West of local yacht moorings. Serviced annually. New chain 2015. Pick up buoys attached N53º.49.783’ W09º.37.575’
Ballyglass Pier Broadhaven Bay 3 YES Re-established with new chain 2015. West of pier. Serviced annually. Pick up buoys attached N54º.15.5’ W09º.53.5’
Kilcummin Pier Killala Bay 4 YES Serviced annually. Pick up buoys attached N54º.01.2’ W09º.12.5’
Dugort Pier, Achill Isl. North 2 east of pier YES New moorings est. 2015 for vessels North of Achill / IniskeysServiced annually. Pick up buoys attached N54º.01.2’ W10º.01.6’
Elly Bay 0 x decommissioned

Galway

13 June 2019 - update has been requested from engineers. I will update as soon as it comes in. G

Galway coasts moorings are serviced every year at around June time. They have plans to extend pier at Inisheer, which will be super. Currently awaiting procurement. It is good to know yet another County Council take our coastal infrastructure seriously.

This map of Galway's moorings locations by Galway CoCo might be useful.

NB: Temporary pontoons are going in to Inishmore for WIORA event early July 2017 (awaiting confirmation of how long they the pontoons will stay)

Location Nr of Moorings Serviced? Detail Latitude Longitude
Leenane x8 YES Serviced in 2016. Chains upgraded. 53-36.0N 09-43.0W
Fahy Bay x8 YESweeks June 2014. Serviced in 2016. Chains upgraded. 53-29.2N 10-03.4W
Roundstone x8 YES Serviced in 2016. Chains upgraded. 53-23.4N 09-54.6W
Kilronan x8 YES Serviced in 2016. Chains upgraded. 53-07.0N 09-40.0W
Struthan x8 YES Serviced in 2016. Chains upgraded. 53-16.3N 09-34.5W
Killeran x8 YES Serviced in 2016. Chains upgraded. 53-19.3N 09-43.4W
Maumeen x8 YES Serviced in 2016. Chains upgraded. 53-17.0N 09-38.5W

Clare

13 June 2019 - update has been requested from engineers. I will update as soon as it comes in. G

NB: @ 27 May 2014. The County Clare coast suffered severe damage in early 2014. The County Council managed to repair Carrrigaholt in 2014 and hope to repair Labasheeda in 2015 or when funds become available as their priority is piers and pathway repair.

Location Nr of Moorings Serviced? Detail Latitude Longitude
Carrigaholt x6 YES Plans to be repaired in 2014. 52-36.13N 9-41.87W
Labasheeda TBA Plans to be repaired when funds and facilities available.

Kerry

13 June 2019 - Don OHerlihy, Harbour Master in Fenit, confirmed the moorings were last serviced in June 2016 and is currently organising inspections and plans to services those that need it. We will post details of servicing carried out when informed of same.

Location Nr of Moorings Serviced? Detail
Smerwick 1 possibly still there !! NOT SERVICED - UNRELIABLE 1 remaining, often used by a local, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)
Ventry x 3 Serviced June 2016 2 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)
Kells x 4 Serviced June 2016 1 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)
Knightstown Pontoon N/A A fabulous pontoon connected to land is there. With water and power. Small fee charged
Portmagee Pontoon N/A Another fabulous pontoon connected to land is there. Water and Power installed. Please contact Ger Kennedy at 087-2390010. Small fee charged.
Derrynane x 3 Serviced June 2016 1 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted).
Sneem x 4 Serviced June 2016 4 MOORINGS, dive checked and maintained (not lifted).

Cork

11 July 2019 - Moorings last serviced in 2017 and currently organising inspections.

The Port of Bantry Marina is providing excellent shelter and facilties for visiting yachts and locals alike.

Location Nr of Moorings Serviced? Detail Latitude Longitude
Castletownbere 4 YES Lifted and serviced summer 2017 - A new pontoon now in place with berth for visiting yacht at west end of the Town Quay. 51-39.0N 09-53.3W
Heir Island 4 YES 2017
Youghal 8 YES 2017
Kinsale 6 YES 2017
Lawrence Cove 4 YES  2017 Lifted and serviced summer 2017 51-38.2N 09-49.2W
Adrigole 7 YES   2017 Lifted and serviced summer 2017 51-41.0N 09-43.0W
Trafrask 1 YES   2017 Lifted and serviced summer 2017 TBA TBA
Glengarriff 6 YES   2017 Lifted and serviced summer 2017 51-44.9N 09-32.3W
Bantry YES   2017 A new pontoon now in place for visiting yachts, below Abbey Graveyard.
Crookhaven 8 YES   2017 Lifted and serviced summer 2017 51-28.2N 09-43.5W
Schull 12 YES   2017 Lifted and serviced summer 2017 51-31.5N 09-32.3W
Glandore 6 YES   2017 Lifted and serviced summer 2017 51-33.7N 09-07.0W
Ballycotton 6 YES   2017 Lifted and serviced summer 2017 51-50.0N 08-00.0W