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Old 19-01-2011, 13:36   #1
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South West Ireland

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.
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Old 19-01-2011, 13:41   #2
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Have you tried Noonsite http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ote=1&p=600239

I did a quick look a they had sections on Dingle, Bantry Bay, Limerick and more in SW Ireland.
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Old 19-01-2011, 13:46   #3
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These links may help:

www.sailing.ie

look at the My Boat section



www.cruising.ie



http://www.inyourfootsteps.com/

good info on south coast harbours and anchorages


http://www.ybw.com/forums/search.php?searchid=2831504

Forum discussion on saililing to Ireland and much else Irish besides....

Enjoy!!
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Old 19-01-2011, 13:51   #4
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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.
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Good long term berths are Crosshaven in Cork Bay, or Kinsale. Kinsale is a great place to spend time, good restaurants and pubs. Further west, facilities get more remote and smaller. Beth and Evans over wintered, I think in Kinsale.

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Old 19-01-2011, 16:25   #6
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Thanks all, doesn't look like too many marinas so am contacting all I can find!
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Old 19-01-2011, 16:43   #7
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stopped in arklow last year,some really nice places on the east coast as well.
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Not sailed the SW coast, but the Antrim and Down coasts were magical and I would love to return again
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Old 19-01-2011, 17:03   #9
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Dingle Marina and town is well worth a visit - lots to do, many boating visitors, good fun.
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Kinsale is expensive, Arklow fish harbour cheap berths, Glandore visitor buoy moorings free, and the place is gorgeous. Try In Your Footsteps for information.
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I'll be back there Wed myself and have a class at Cork maritime the week after. I can ask around for some places that might be beneficial for you to look up.
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I'll be back there Wed myself and have a class at Cork maritime the week after. I can ask around for some places that might be beneficial for you to look up.

That would be fantastic. Let me know if you find anything.
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Re: South West Ireland

There is a small marina in Cahersiveen - in West Kerry - a beautiful part of the world. Berths may be cheaper by negotiation than Dingle/Kinsale which are pricey options.
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Dingle Marina and town is well worth a visit - lots to do, many boating visitors, good fun.
I've visited Dingle three times on bicycling vacations...is Fungie still alive?

My family came from Clonakilty in Cork, but it looks a bit thin for water in what passes for a harbour there. Kinsale's a proper harbour as I recall.
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