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 cruising@sailing.ie 086 2214724.

Information on on servicing has come directly from County Engineers, starting north and heading south . – LAST UPDATED JANUARY 2016 (at the time a few of the county councils did not have their maintenance plan for 2016 and we hope to receive detail soon).

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

Donegal

No service in 2015. Donegal County Council have schedule servicing for June 2016.

LocationServicedInformationLatitudeLongitude
Movillex 3YES June '1416M of 19mm chain & 3M of 38mm chainN 55 11.000
N 55 10.983
N 55 10.962
W 007 02.79
W 007 02.877
W 007 02.980
Culdaffx 3YES June '1424M of 19mm chain & 3M of 38mm chainN 55 17.999
N 55 17.945
N 55 17.897
W 007 09.005
W 007 08.998
W 007 08.990
Portsalonx 3YES June '1418M of 19mm chain & 4M of 38mm chainN 55 12.350
N 55 12.373
N 55 12.349
W 007 37..05
W 007 36.998
W 007 36.962
Downingsx 7YES June '1415M of 19mm chain & 3M of 38mm chainN 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
Arronmorex 3YES June '1420M of 19mm chain & 3M of 38mm chainN 54 59.685
N 54 59.629
N 54 59.573
W 008 29.489
W 008 29.575
W 008 29.660
Portnoo / Inishkeelx 3YES June '1416M of 19mm chain & 4M of 38mm chainN 54 50.777
N 54 50.829
N 54 50.837
W 008 26.781
W 008 26.835
W 008 26.724
Teelinx 4YES June '1418M of 19mm chain & 4M of 38mm chainN 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

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, Manus Gallagher – tel: 00353868310121.

Mayo

There are pontoons at Newport, Inishlyre, Islandmoor (Clew Bay), Kildavnet (Achill). Ballycroy/Innishbiggle. Mayo Co Co were effected by the severe storms in early 2014 and have reinvested to ensure all pontoons and moorings are repaired and safe for use.

LocationNr of MooringsServiced?DetailLatitudeLongtitude
Achill Beg Isl. (East of beach)2YESDecomissioned due to fast currentsN53º.51.9’W09º.58.7’
Achill / Kildavnet
Pier
0xDecomissioned due to fast currents
Blacksod Pier / Harbour4YESServiced annually. Pick up buoys attached. New chain 2015.54-06.3N 10-03.7W
Clare Island 8YESServiced annually. Pick up buoys attached53-48.1N 09-56.8W
Inishturk6YES Serviced annually. Pick up buoys attached53-42.3N10-05.2W
Achill, Bridge
North & South
4YESServiced 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
4YESWest of local yacht moorings. Serviced annually. New chain 2015. Pick up buoys attachedN53º.49.783’W09º.37.575’
Ballyglass Pier Broadhaven Bay3YESRe-established with new chain 2015. West of pier. Serviced annually. Pick up buoys attachedN54º.15.5’W09º.53.5’
Kilcummin Pier Killala Bay4YESServiced annually. Pick up buoys attachedN54º.01.2’W09º.12.5’
Dugort Pier, Achill Isl. North2 east of pierYESNew moorings est. 2015 for vessels North of Achill / IniskeysServiced annually. Pick up buoys attachedN54º.01.2’W10º.01.6’
Elly Bay0xdecommissioned

Galway

Galway coasts moorings are serviced every year at around June time. They have plans to put in a pontoon at Inisheer, which will be super. Just looking for funds though. It is good to know yet another County Council take our coastal infrastructure seriously.

LocationNr of MooringsServiced?DetailLatitudeLongtitude
Leenanex8YESBeing serviced first 2 weeks June 2014. 53-36.0N 09-43.0W
Fahy Bayx8YESBeing serviced first 2 weeks June 2014. 53-33.5N10-00.6W
Clifdenx8YESBeing serviced first 2 weeks June 2014. 53-29.2N10-03.4W
Roundstonex8YESBeing serviced first 2 weeks June 2014. 53-23.4N 09-54.6W
Kilronanx8YESBeing serviced first 2 weeks June 2014. 53-07.0N 09-40.0W
Struthanx8YESBeing serviced first 2 weeks June 2014. 53-16.3N 09-34.5W
Killeranx8YESBeing serviced first 2 weeks June 2014. 53-19.3N09-43.4W
Maumeenx8YESBeing serviced first 2 weeks June 2014. 53-17.0N09-38.5W

Clare

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.

LocationNr of MooringsServiced?DetailLatitudeLongtitude
Carrigaholtx6YESPlans to be repaired in 2014.52-36.13N9-41.87W
LabasheedaTBAPlans to be repaired when funds and facilities
available.

Kerry

It is Kerry Co Co’s plan to phase out the moorings, due to abuse and maintenance difficulties. They have super plans for a network of pontoons and marinas.

LocationNr of MooringsServiced?Detail
Smerwick1NO1 remaining, often used by a local, dive checked and
maintained (not lifted)
Ventryx2NO2 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)
Kells1NO1 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)
KnightstownPontoonN/AA fabulous pontoon connected to land is there. With
water and power. Small fee charged
PortmageePontoonN/AAnother fabulous pontoon connected to land is there.
No water or power yet, hopefully come in 2015. Small
fee charged.
Derrynane1NO1 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted).
Sneemx4YES4 MOORINGS, dive checked and maintained (not
lifted).

Cork

Cork County Council are servicing the moorings bi-annually. There are development plans for visitors pontoons along the coastline at Spike Island, Cambden Lock, Durrus, Adrigole – hopefully for 2015.

LocationNo of
Moorings
Serviced ?DetailLatitudeLongitude
Castletownbere4YESLifted and serviced summer 2013 - A new pontoon now in place with berth for visiting
yacht at west end of the Town Quay.
51-39.0N 09-53.3W
Lawrence Cove4YESLifted and serviced summer 201351-38.2N09-49.2W
Adrigole7YESLifted and serviced summer 201351-41.0N 09-43.0W
Trafrask1YESLifted and serviced summer 2013TBATBA
Glengarriff6YESLifted and serviced summer 201351-44.9N09-32.3W
BantryYESA new pontoon now in place for visiting yachts, below
Abbey Graveyard.
Crookhaven8YESLifted and serviced summer 201351-28.2N09-43.5W
Schull12YESLifted and serviced summer 201351-31.5N09-32.3W
Glandore6YESLifted and serviced summer 201351-33.7N09-07.0W
Ballycotton6YESLifted and serviced summer 201351-50.0N 08-00.0W