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Old 28-03-2014, 06:23   #31
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It looks as though we may be returning to the 'other' side of the pond next year for a while. I have it in my mind that the SW coast of Ireland may be a good place to base ourselves and the boat.
40 footer, monohull, 1,5 metres draft.
Can't find much info on the web re: liveaboards, marinas, weather etc.

Any info gratefully received thanks.
For some very broad brush comparisons have a look at Around Ireland | JimB Sail

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Old 28-03-2014, 06:56   #32
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Plenty of places to bases your selves in that area, Kinsale, Baltimore, Crosshaven, come to mind with accessible shops and public transport. Not expensive either, Many other small marinas or fishing piers etc


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Old 28-03-2014, 07:41   #33
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Re: South West Ireland

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Have a look here for some infos on harbours:

In Your Footsteps

and also www.irishcruisingclub.com .

I bought myself the pilot book "Southern Ireland Cruising Companion" published by Wiley Nautical.
The new edition came out last summer is excellent.
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Old 28-03-2014, 08:36   #34
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I am originally from Cork city and can recommend Crookhaven very highly. Plenty of moorings and great pubs and food. Also Castletownshend is nice for a day or two.
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Re: South West Ireland

I was in Baltimore and Crookhaven last summer. Both places were very pleasant but the shore facilities were rather basic.

In Baltimore, there wasn't much choice for victualling and the showers were in a pub on the quay (3 each). The berth was 25 including wifi. In Crookhaven, there was no victualling and we walked 2km to have showers at a camping site. The mooring buoy was 10, no wifi IIRC.

We were in Dingle too and saw Fungi. The marina is great, I don't remember the price. Victualling was OK.

But the place I preferred was Castletownbere / Castletown Berehaven. It's a fishing port but yachts are welcome. We berthed alongside fishing boats. The supermarket is close to the quay but it isn't easy to have a shower. The fresh water hose is sized for deep-sea trawlers. The laundry in the main street is to be avoided! There is a marina in Lawrence Cove, on an island nearby, but we didn't go there.

Another pleasant place is Kilrush, in the mouth of the Shannon: good marina, victualling, Internet in the public library.

There is no proper yacht chandler in any of these places: if you break something on the boat, you are on your own.

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