Visitor Moorings

  We are gathering information on the maintenance of the visitors moorings here - we welcome any first hand knowledge from your travels.
Email or text Gail at cruising@sailing.ie 086 2214724.  
Information on on servicing has come directly from County Engineers.   -  LAST UPDATED JUNE 2014.
Please note that the lat and longs may vary slightly after maintenance works.
Also available as a pdf here.
Starting north and heading south ---

Donegal 
Updated 27/5/14

  The moorings are in place and the annual inspection is scheduled to be carried out June 2014.
 Location  No  Serviced  Information  Latitude  Longitude
 Moville  x 3   YES
 
June '14
 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  x 3  YES
 June '14
 24M of 19mm chain & 3M of 38mm chain N 55 17.999
N 55 17.945
N 55 17.897
W 007 09.005
W 007 08.998
W 007 08.990
 Portsalon  x 3  YES
 June '14
 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 7  YES
 June '14
 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
 
June '14
 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 3  YES
 
June '14
 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 4  YES
 
June '14
 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
 

Notice @ 27 May 2014 Donegal Co Co intend to place 120m. of pontoons with a gangway in Greencastle Harbour to accomodate visiting boats in the last week of June.  There intention is for these pontoons to then be beefed up and made permanent.
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
updated 27/5/14

 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 in ensure all pontoons and moorings are repaired and safe for use.
 Location     No  Serviced  Information  Latitude  Longitude
 Achill / Kildavnet Pier  3  YES  Serviced spring 2014. Pick up buoys attached  N53º.52.838’  W09º.56.662’
 Blacksod  5  YES  Serviced spring 2014. Pick up buoys attached  54-06.3N  10-03.7W
 Clare Island  5  YES  Serviced spring 2014. Pick up buoys attached  53-48.1N  09-56.8W
 Inishturk  6  YES  Serviced spring 2014. Pick up buoys attached  53-42.3N  10-05.2W
 Achill, Bridge North & South  4  YES  Serviced spring 2014. Pick up buoys attached  N53º.56.087’
 N53º.55.967’
 W009º.55.372’
 W009º.56.612’
 Rosmoney / Clew Bay  4  YES      Serviced spring 2014. Pick up buoys attached  N53º.49.783’  W09º.37.575’
  Rosmoney / Clew Bay      A new pontoon is now in for drop off and collection use.     
           

 Galway
updated 28/5/14

 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.
 Location  No  Serviced  Information  Latitude  Longitude
 Leenane  x 8  YES  Being serviced first 2 weeks June 2014.  53-36.0N  09-43.0W
 Fahy Bay  x 8  YES   Being serviced first 2 weeks June 2014.  53-33.5N  10-00.6W
 Clifden  x 8  YES   Being serviced first 2 weeks June 2014.  53-29.2N  10-03.4W
 Roundstone  x 4  YES   Being serviced first 2 weeks June 2014.  53-23.4N  09-54.6W
 Kilronan  x 8  YES  Being serviced first 2 weeks June 2014.  53-07.0N  09-40.0W
 Sruthan  x 8  YES   Being serviced first 2 weeks June 2014.  53-16.3N  09-34.5W
 Kilieran  x  12  YES  Being serviced first 2 weeks June 2014.  53-19.3N  09-43.4W
 Maumeen  x 4  YES  Being serviced first 2 weeks June 2014.  53-17.0N  09-38.5W
           

 Clare
Updated 24/6/14

   NB: @ 27 May 2014. The County Clare coast suffered severe damage in early 2014.  The visitors moorings are in a poor condition if in place still at all.  The County Council are planning 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  No  Serviced  Information  Latitude  Longitude
 Carrigaholt  x 6  YES Plans to repaired in 2014.  52-36.13N  9-41.87W
 Labasheeda    tba Plans to be repaired when funds and facilities available.    
           
 Kerry
updated 27/5/14
  It is Kerry Co Co plan to phase out the moorings,  due to abuse and maintenance difficulties.  They have super plans for a network of pontoons and marinas.  
 Location      No  Serviced  Information  Latitude  Longitude
 Smerwick  1  NO  1 remaining, often used by a local, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)    
 Ventry  2  NO  2 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)    
 Kells  1  NO  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. No water or power yet, hopefully come in 2015.  Small fee charged.    
 Derrynane  1 NO  1 remaining, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)    
 Sneem  4  YES  4 MOORINGS, dive checked and maintained (not lifted)    
           

 Cork
updated 29/5/14

  Some have pick up bouys which makes getting hold of these big moorings a little easier.  Cork Co Co have great plans for the coastline - pontoons a Camden Fort and on Spike Island in Cork Harbour, there is now the new pontoon outside Bantry Bay (at Abbey just down from the graveyard) pontoon at Whiddy and a community pontoon in Ahakista.  There are plans for pontoons in Genglarriff and Adrigole, Castletownbere in the future - possibly 2015. The visitors moorings are being serviced bi-annually, so the next service is due summer 2015.
 Location  qty  Serviced  Information  Latitude  Longitude
 Castletownbere  4  YES  Lifted and serviced summer 2013  51-39.0N  09-53.3W
 Lawrence Cove  4  YES   Lifted and serviced summer 2013  51-38.2N  09-49.2W
 Adrigole  7  YES   Lifted and serviced summer 2013  51-41.0N  09-43.0W
 Trafrask  1  YES   Lifted and serviced summer 2013  tba tba 
 Glengarriff  6  YES   Lifted and serviced summer 2013  51-44.9N  09-32.3W
 Crookhaven  8  YES   Lifted and serviced summer 2013  51-28.2N  09-43.5W
 Schull  12  YES   Lifted and serviced summer 2013  51-31.5N  09-32.3W
 Glandore  6  YES   Lifted and serviced summer 2013  51-33.7N  09-07.0W
 Ballycotton  6  YES   Lifted and serviced summer 2013  51-50.0N  08-00.0W
           
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