An online cruising guide for yachts sailing around Ireland.
Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world. It lies to the north-west of continental Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands and islets. To the east of Ireland, separated by the Irish Sea, is the island of Great Britain. Politically, the Republic of Ireland covers five-sixths of the island, with Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom) covering the remainder in the north-east.
- Leisure Chart Folios -SC5612 Northern Ireland - Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle
- Leisure Chart Folios -SC5621 Ireland - East Coast, Carlingford Lough to Waterford
- Leisure Chart Folios -SC5622 Ireland - South Coast, Waterford to Kinsale
- Leisure Chart Folios -SC5623 Ireland - South West Coast Bantry Bay to Kinsale
Find local chart from Admiralty Charts
Met Éireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service provides a sea area forecast on RTE radio 1, VHF channel 16, Weatherdial, and on their web site at Met.ie - Sea Area Forecast. The Irish Coast Guard (ICG) Coast Radio Stations.
Weatherdial Areas Telephone Numbers Munster 1550 123 850 - Leinster 1550 123 851 - Connacht 1550 123 852 - Ulster 1550 123 853 - Dublin 1550 123 854 - Sea Area - marine forecast 1550 123 855
ICG Coast Radio Stations make a prior announcement of weather forecasts on Marine VHF Radio Ch16 and then broadcast the forecast on the named relevant VHF Radio working channel. Sea Area Forecasts are broadcast every 3 hours beginning at 0103 local time. i.e. broadcast times are:- 0103, 0403, 0703, 1003, 1303, 1606, 1903, 2203 local time.
Gale Warning broadcasts are also preceded by an announcement on Marine VHF Ch16. They are broadcast on receipt and are repeated at the next one of the following times:- 0033, 0633, 1233 and 1833 local time.
Weather Text Service - Text SUB WEATHER TODAY to 53554. Texts cost 25c each.
List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.
The Irish Islands Federation is the representative body for the inhabited offshore islands of Ireland.
Explore Irish Islands with DiscoverIreland the Irish Tourist Board.
Also see Cruiser's Nets
Cellular Phone(3G/GSM/GPRS) and Broadband, excellent even around the Islands
Add any navigation notes such approaches, dangers etc here. If this section does not apply remove it.
- Free tidal information for all Irish ports can be found at Admiralty Easy Tide
Citizens Advice - Citizens Information is an Irish eGovernment website provided by the Citizens Information Board. The site provides public service information for Ireland.
Health & Safety
Ireland's National Police Service, has its headquarters in the Phoenix Park.
|Southern (Republic)||Northern (UK)|| Dublin|
and East Coast
|Waterford to Kinsale|| West Cork|
|Bantry Bay|| Kenmare River|
| Dingle Bay|
Tralee and Shannon
| West & North |
Marinas & Yacht Clubs
- Irish Marinas
- Irish Yacht Clubs are listed by The ISA
(national governing body for all forms of recreational and competitive activities involving sail and engine powered craft in Ireland.)
List anchorages except the ones covered under Offshore Islands below. If there is more then 2 paragraphs for a given anchorage, create a dedicated page for it (Port/Stop Template).
|Air and Sea||Bus and Rail||Map|
Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.
List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)
- Ireland at the Wikipedia
- Ireland at the Wikivoyage
- Afloat Ireland's Sailing and Motorboating Magazine
- 30th anniversary of the Fastnet Race in which so many perished.
References & Publications
Publishes two pilot guides covering the whole of Ireland:
- East and North Coasts of Ireland Sailing Directions
11th Edition, Published February 2008, Edited by Norman Kean ICC, ISBN No:978 0 9558 199 1 9
- South and West Coasts of Ireland Sailing Directions
12th Edition, Published November 2008, Edited by Norman Kean, ISBN No: 97 0 9558 199 2 6.
Other books include
- UK and Ireland circumnavigators guide
Written by Samantha Steele, Published October 2008.
- Salt and Emerald: A Hesitant Solo Voyage Round Ireland (Paperback)
Written by Alastair Scott (Author), Published July 2008
- CRUISING IRELAND : A Guide to Marinas and Mooring Buoys - Brian Keane. Published by The Alameda Press, PO Box 7902, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland at €12.68 (£7.99). 120 A5 pages between soft covers, with colour photos and plans. ISBN 0-9539269-07
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Date of member's last visit to Ireland and this page's details validated:
- --Summercruise 10:44, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
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